Chicago and Movies Highlights

Explore 10 famous—and obscure!—movie locations and their ties to Chicago art, architecture, and history

Chicago Cultural Center

90 min

2 mi.

10 Guests



On this 90-minute guided walking tour (approx. 2 mi.), get ready for a solid overview of Chicago's longstanding role in film!

Sure, you will experience the expected (e.g., gangsters, Batman, Ferris Bueller). But you will also encounter lesser-known subjects like silent film tie-ins and film noir. 

And along the way, you will see some of the city's most well-known works of art and architecture, and learn about their links to cinema. 

This one's a multi-layered tour to help you discover Chicago through film!


Your Chicago movie highlights walking tour starts outside the Chicago Cultural Center, next to a bronze cow with a few secrets to share, one involving TV talk show host and actress Oprah Winfrey.

Then, you'll descend into the bowels of Chicago's Millennium Station, where The Dark Knight once set up camp to film that now-famous Batpod scene. 

Other stops along your way include Daley Plaza, the Marquette Building, Calder's Flamingo, and The Berghoff Restaurant, all of which we will relate to Chicago's thriving film scene.

Private Tours

Yes, you may book this tour as a private or group tour!

The private tour price listed below is a flat fee for up to 10 guests. If you have more than 10 in your party, please contact us so we can accommodate you.

If you'd like to propose a different date/time from those on our calendar, please fill out this form, and we'll respond ASAP.


Tour Specifics

Start/End Points

The tour starts outside Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St, next to the bronze