The Sins of Chicago Nickelodeons
Walk with us through Uptown and hear why some Chicagoans claimed small movie houses lured certain social groups into a life of sin
$5.99. Free for Home Alone and Chicago Way members
Walk with us through Chicago's Uptown neighborhood to the former Lakeside Theater. Along the way, you'll learn about nickelodeons (aka. ”cheap" movie houses) and the presumed debauchery taking place within them!
On this 30-minute virtual walking tour with Chicago Movie Tours, you’ll also stop by the glamorous Uptown Theater to reminisce about the movie Backdraft. Finally, you'll head over to the Bridgeview Bank Building, which you can see in the TV series Fargo and the gangster film Public Enemies.
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?
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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.
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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.