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Hollywood Backlot in Chicago's Suburbs

Tour a building originally built to care for German elderly and later, used as a setting for movies

Hollywood Backlot in Chicago's Suburbs
Hollywood Backlot in Chicago's Suburbs

Time and Location

Mar 29, 2024, 9:40 AM – 10:00 AM CDT

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Situated about 10 miles outside downtown Chicago, the Altenheim (pictured here) was established in 1885 as a home to care for German elderly. Much later, it became a "backlot" for the Hollywood movies Harry and Tonto (1974), The Package (1989), and The Babe (1992). 

Join Chicago Movie Tours on this virtual walking tour as you roam the exterior of The Altenheim and discover how the property is used onscreen in three very different ways. To watch, visit Chicago Movie Tours' Facebook Page at the scheduled time and click PLAY on the live video. 


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