Chicago and Movies on the Mississippi River

Walk 'round Vicksburg, MS, as you learn about its ties to Chicago and movies

Facebook, YouTube, Twitter

30 min

Unlimited guests

FREE

 

About

Hit the road with Chicago Movie Tours! This virtual walking tour takes you to 3 locations in historic Vicksburg, Mississippi:


  1. First, you'll explore the Mississippi River and magnolia trees at sunset. 

  2. Then, you'll see where O Brother, Where Art Thou? filmed its baptism scene, which was backed by a singer and fiddle player from Champaign, IL. 

  3. Finally, you'll encounter the largest structure in Vicksburg National Military Park — the Illinois Memorial — as you learn about The Crisis, an ambitious Chicago-based movie filmed inside the Park in 1916.

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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