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Virtual Tours

Discover Chicago and film virtually — through real-time participation, HD video, interactive maps, and other unique media forms.

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Oct 11, 2023

12:00 AM

Magic Hour in Somewhere in Time

Master magic hour lighting while you analyze its role in the movie 'Somewhere in Time'

$5.99. Free for members with Home Alone and The Chicago Way plans

Oct 31, 2023

12:00 AM

The Horror of Chicago Amusement Parks in The Fury

Get creeped out by Brian De Palma's movie 'The Fury,' including a horrific scene at a now-shuttered Chicago amusement park

$5.99. Free for members with Home Alone and The Chicago Way plans

Oct 17, 2023

5:00 PM

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

Free to all

Nov 9, 2023

7:00 PM

Makeup and Toupees in Chicago's Silent Movies

Travel back to Chicago's silent era to learn how makeup and men's hairpieces functioned both on and offscreen

$5.99. Free for Home Alone and Chicago Way members

Oct 19, 2023

6:00 PM

Film Noir: Hollywood's Darkest Timeline

Uncover the gritty plots, seedy characters, and dangerous cities—counting Chicago!—that make up American film noir.

Free to all

Nov 10, 2023

1:00 AM

Beyond the Blues Brothers

Celebrate the 1980 Chicago-based movie in all its iterations

Free to all


What's Included

Chicago Movie Tours' virtual tours and events 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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Virtual Tour Reviews

average rating is 5 out of 5

August 8, 2023

Loved the program about amusement parks and racism. You presented very factually and tactically. I learned a lot. It never ceases to amaze me how terrible people were to minorities. Resources such as your presentation helps to make sure we never forget. Thanks again.
average rating is 5 out of 5

April 5, 2023

As always, an engaging and informative tour in which I learn about movies and about Chicago! Highly recommend!
average rating is 5 out of 5

June 6, 2023

Excellent bayou tour, thanks!
average rating is 5 out of 5

December 20, 2022

It was really fun to get to see places around the city connected to one of my favorite films [While You Were Sleeping] while sitting on my couch!
average rating is 5 out of 5

May 2, 2023

The [Marx Brothers and Chicago] virtual presentation was done in a nice and relaxed way, while being very informative.
average rating is 5 out of 5

December 15, 2022

I really enjoy Kelli's virtual tours. In a short amount of time she always brings out a lot of interesting information in an easy to understand manner. I hope to make it to Chicago for a live tour with her sometime! Check it out.

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