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How Do You Capture Chicago Through Movies?

Hang out with us! A podcaster, a blogger, and a tour guide discuss how they record Chicago's past and present film history

About Virtual Tour





Join us for an exclusive livestreamed conversation on Chicago and film! You'll meet our three guests—a seasoned podcaster, a location blogger, and a Chicago tour guide—and learn how they

  • began their respective projects

  • currently decide on content

  • work with their chosen media, and more!

You'll also have an opportunity to ask our guests questions—all in real-time! To learn more about the panelists, follow these links:

Whether you're a history buff, a movie enthusiast, or merely a fan of the Windy City, this livestreamed event promises to be a unique exploration of Chicago's past, present, and cinematic future.

A recording of this Live Q&A will be available to our members. Sign up here!

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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

Ready to Join Us?

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