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The Breakfast Club: Unlocking Shermer High

Uncover how a classic Chicago movie, prison, and architecture collide

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Walk virtually around Shermer High, the former suburban Chicago high school where the iconic 1985 teen movie The Breakfast Club was filmed. 


While we cannot go inside with a video camera (we have pics though!), we can explore the building's exterior and learn how it reflects a group of teenagers who feel imprisoned by their high school culture, peers, and parents.


This virtual walking tour is a must-do for fans of The Breakfast Club and anyone interested in exploring how architecture can complement a film's story and characters. 


Join Chicago Movie Tours on this virtual journey around Shermer High School and uncover how The Breakfast Club, architecture, and prison collide.

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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.

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