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Child's Play in Chicago

Tour virtually Chicago's historic Brewster Building, shown memorably in the 1988 horror movie Child's Play

About Virtual Tour




In Child's Play (1988), a single mother purchases a doll for her son, not realizing it has been inhabited by the soul of a serial killer. When the doll, Chucky, comes to life, chaos ensues—right here in Chicago!

In this virtual tour with Chicago Movie Tours, you'll delve into Child's Play's backstory, production hurdles, and a Chicago location that sets the stage for this creepy tale:

  1. Origins: Learn about real-life events that inspired the film, and hear about the twisted creativity of screenwriter Don Mancini.

  2. Production Problems: Step behind the scenes to explore challenges faced during production and in bringing Chucky to life.

  3. Chicago Filming: Visit Chicago's historic Brewster Building where the cast and crew worked to create this nightmare for audiences.

Are you ready to face Chucky this Halloween season? 🔪

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Virtual Tour FAQs

How Do I Watch?

Unless listed otherwise, our virtual tours take place live on Facebook. Simply visit Chicago Movie Tours' Facebook Page at the scheduled time, and click PLAY on the live video.


(You do not need a Facebook account to watch live programs.)

Can I Get a Reminder?

Yes! 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 some of Chicago Movie Tours' virtual events include clips that may trigger social media censors, Facebook could 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?

If you'd like to make a donation or tip, you may do so either 

Your generous tips and donations—which help to cover costs of livestreaming software, archive and research memberships, on-location travel for virtual tour video footage, and more—ensure Chicago Movie Tours can continue creating free and affordable in-person and virtual events.


Thank you! 💙

Virtual Tour FAQs

What's Included

Chicago Movie Tours' virtual tours incorporate the following, when applicable, to bring the subject matter to life:

  • HD video

  • High-quality photos

  • Expertly designed animated slideshows

  • Clips and screengrabs

  • Maps (to orient you as you "travel" with us)

  • Vintage newspaper articles and ads

  • Classic movie fan magazine excerpts

  • Well-researched commentary


Additionally, we always include opportunities for audience contribution.

What's Included

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