Chicago's Howard Theater: The Darker Side

Learn about four sordid events in this silent-era theater's past

Online

20 min

Unlimited guests

FREE

 

About

Chicago's Howard Theater was a glamorous 2,000-seat movie house in 1917. But the building also had a darker side, including deaths, raids, robberies, and harassments.


On this virtual walking tour with Chicago Movie Tours, you'll hear about 4 sordid events in this silent-era theater's past, and you'll make a pitstop by the Broadmoor Hotel (c. 1922).

Virtual Tour FAQs

How Do I Watch?
This experience takes place on Chicago Movie Tours' Facebook Page. Visit the link at the scheduled time and click PLAY on the live video. (You do not need a Facebook account to watch.)

Can I Get a Reminder?
Sure! If you follow Chicago Movie Tours on Facebook and allow notifications on your device, you will be notified when we go live. If you'd like an email reminder, register here for the event at least 24 hours before it begins.

Can I Watch Later?
Virtual tours may not be available after their livestream. Because Chicago Movie Tours' virtual events often include film clips that may trigger social media censors, Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter may remove the videos after the livestream, even though the material is considered fair use. In short: it's a good idea to watch live.

How Do I Tip?
Nearly all of Chicago Movie Tours' virtual events are FREE to attend! If you'd like to make a donation or tip, you may do so when you register, via our donation page, or directly through Venmo or Paypal. Thank you!

What's Included

Chicago Movie Tours' virtual and in-person programs incorporate the following to bring the subject matter to life:

• HD video
• Photos
• Clips and screenshots
• Maps
• Newspapers
• Movie fan magazines
• Animated slideshows
• Expert commentary...and more

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