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Tours on Demand

When you can't join live, learn about Chicago and cinema with these FREE recorded walking tours, 1-20 min. in length.

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Travel back to Chicago's 1893 World’s Fair to learn about the origins of cinema—and the photographer (and murderer!) Eadweard Muybridge. 

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Early Cinema

1890s-1920s

 

Learn about Chicago's early movie landscape with video tours on the 1893 World's Fair, Marshall Field's, Cracker Jack Co., and Columbus statues.

 
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Classic Film

1930s-1960s

 

Explore Chicago's relationship to classic Hollywood with video tours on The Wizard of Oz, pet parades, 1950s movie stars, and Jewish pioneers in film.

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Modern Movies

1970s-Present

 

Access Chicago's modern movie history through our video tours on The Untouchables, Chicago bungalows, The Dark Knight, and While You Were Sleeping.

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Video Shorts

Hey, look! It's a bite-sized way to discover Chicago through film.