Virtual Tours and Events

Discover Chicago and film virtually — through real-time participation, HD video, interactive maps, and other unique media forms.

 
  • Gone with the Wind in Chicago
    Aug 16, 7:00 PM – 7:20 PM
    Online
    Learn about Chicago's reception of 'Gone with the Wind' after visiting a mill from the movie's credits
  • Abortion in Dirty Dancing
    Aug 21, 4:00 PM – 4:40 PM
    Online
    Revisit the abortion plot in Dirty Dancing, without which the entire movie falls apart
  • Chicago's Shipwreck, Liquor, and Movies
    Aug 23, 7:00 PM – 7:20 PM
    Facebook Live
    Learn about the S.S. Eastland Disaster via a suburban Chicago speakeasy and film
  • Altenheim Goes to the Movies
    Aug 25, 7:00 PM – 7:20 PM CDT
    Facebook Live
    Tour Altenheim, originally built to care for the elderly and later, a setting for Chicago movies
  • Dolly Parton in Chicago
    Sep 06, 7:00 PM – 7:20 PM
    Facebook Live
    Celebrate Dolly Parton by visiting a mural in Chicago devoted to her likeness
  • Bob Newhart's Chicago
    Sep 15, 7:00 PM – 7:20 PM CDT
    Facebook Live
    Visit three Chicago locations near and dear to comedian and actor Bob Newhart
  • Robin Williams and Chicago
    Sep 27, 7:00 PM – 7:20 PM CDT
    Facebook Live | Free
    Take a virtual tour celebrating the Chicago-born comedian and actor
  • Film Noir in 15 Minutes
    Oct 03, 7:00 PM – 7:20 PM
    Facebook Live
    Get an overview of Hollywood’s darkest timeline: film noir
  • Tragedy on Chicago's Circus Train
    Oct 06, 7:00 PM – Oct 07, 7:20 PM
    Online
    Learn about a cemetery plot called Showmen’s Rest and its place in circus, film, and TV history
  • Chicago's School of (Hoop) Dreams and Documentary Film
    Consider a high school's link to the Chicago-based documentary 'Hoop Dreams'
  • Tragedy on Chicago's Circus Train
    Oct 30, 4:00 PM – 4:20 PM
    Online
    Learn about a cemetery plot called Showmen’s Rest and its place in circus, film, and TV history
  • Chicago's Yellow Brick Road and Oz
    Nov 03, 7:00 PM – 7:20 PM
    Facebook Live
    Follow a yellow brick road to the spot where L. Frank Baum wrote his children's book
  • Music from The Breakfast Club
    Nov 08, 7:00 PM – 7:20 PM CST
    Online
    Dig deeper into Simple Minds' iconic song "Don't You (Forget About Me)"