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Sun, May 05


Midway Studios

Chicago's Midway and Movies

Join the only walking tour that explores the Midway's 130-year history with movies!

Chicago's Midway and Movies
Chicago's Midway and Movies

Time and Location

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May 05, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM CDT

Midway Studios, 6016 S Ingleside Ave, Chicago, IL 60637, USA


Take a leisurely stroll down Chicago's historic tree-lined Midway, site of the famed World's Fair of 1893! On our 0.5-mile route, you'll hear about the first cinema, the first female action star, and a murderous cinematographer. (Yes, murderous!) You'll also experience firsthand how vintage moving picture devices enthralled early audiences.


On this hour-long walking tour, you'll visit 5 spots on the Midway (as well as part of University of Chicago's campus) as you hear about their history and connections to early cinema and modern movies:

  • Midway Studios
  • Taft House
  • Recording Angel
  • the Midway's green space
  • Fountain of Time

Whaddya waiting for? Join Chicago Movie Tours on the Midway, and discover the city's film history in an entirely new way!

Note: this tour, which runs from May-Oct, is available with morning start times—to give you the most accurate and unobstructed view of the Midway's monumental sculpture Fountain of Time.


For info about parking, accessibility, and more, read our full tour description.


  • General Admission

    Sale ends: May 05, 8:00 AM CDT
    +$0.63 service fee




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