Tue, Aug 31 | Niles-Maine District Library

Chicago, Movies, a Pandemic, and a World's Fair: A Virtual Tour

Time travel back to 1918 and 1933 Chicago to discover, first, how three movie theaters survived the flu pandemic and, second, how a man-made Chicago peninsula is connected to classic Hollywood.
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Chicago, Movies, a Pandemic, and a World's Fair: A Virtual Tour

Time and Location

Aug 31, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
Niles-Maine District Library

About

In the first half of this virtual tour, hear about the 1918 flu pandemic's effect on Chicago movie houses and what the owners did to survive. In the second half, walk the trails of Northerly Island as you discover how this man-made peninsula—along with events that occurred there in 1933—is connected to classic Hollywood.

Register free: https://nmdl.libnet.info/event/5186329

Photo: Michigan Avenue looking North, c. 1933, public domain.

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