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The Sins of Chicago Nickelodeons

Walk with us through Uptown and hear why some Chicagoans claimed small movie houses lured you into a life of sin

trashy theater seats

Walk with us through Chicago's Uptown neighborhood to the former Lakeside Theater. Along the way, you'll learn about nickelodeons (aka. ”cheap" movie houses) and the presumed debauchery taking place within them!

On this 30-minute virtual walking tour with Chicago Movie Tours, you’ll also stop by the glamorous Uptown Theater to reminisce about the movie Backdraft. Finally, you'll head over to the Bridgeview Bank Building, which you can see in the TV series Fargo and the gangster film Public Enemies.

This virtual event was streamed live on YouTube.


Watch an Excerpt

This an excerpt of The Sins of Chicago Nickelodeons, our virtual tour that explores Chicago's Uptown neighborhood with a focus on the former Lakeside theater and three pitstops along the way.

Watch Full Virtual Tour (29 min.)

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