Ride Chicago's commuter train to the unique house of a cigar maker and "blind pig" owner who lost family in the S.S. Eastland disaster, a shipwreck that killed 800 passengers before it ever left the Chicago River.
You'll also learn about Hawthorne Works, a factory complex of the Western Electric Company in Cicero, Illinois, and you'll see recently unearthed films depicting the Eastland tragedy.
Watch this virtual tour live on Chicago Movie Tours' Facebook Page.
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!
Chicago Movie Tours' virtual and in-person programs incorporate the following to bring the subject matter to life:
• HD video
• Clips and screenshots
• Movie fan magazines
• Animated slideshows
• Expert commentary...and more