Movies and Chicago's Union Station
Stroll through Chicago's historic Union Station and learn about its countless links to movies and TV
Join us on a walking tour of the iconic Union Station, where dozens of movies and TV shows have captured Chicago's vibrant spirit.
On this walking tour, you will
Recount dozens of movies and TV series filmed in and outside Chicago's Union Station
Learn about other Hollywood-related histories associated with the building, like the Pump Room and Movieland Train Tour
Hear a brief history of Union Station, including tidbits about its architectural style and original purpose
Enjoy the station's Great Hall and event rooms (if available), newly restored to their former grandeur
Book now and experience the lights, camera, and action firsthand!
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 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! 💙
Chicago Movie Tours' virtual tours incorporate the following, when applicable, to bring the subject matter to life:
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
Additionally, we always include opportunities for audience contribution.