Explore 10 movie locations and their ties to Chicago art, architecture, and history
On this 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.
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.
The tour starts at the Bronze Cow outside the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St. The tour ends at the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan Ave.
Guests must initial a digital general waiver of liability with Chicago Movie Tours when they book.
By Car: Nearby Millennium Garages are located at Grant Park North Garage (25 N. Michigan Ave), Grant Park South Garage (325 S. Michigan Ave) and Millennium Park Garage & Millennium Lakeside Garage (5 S. Columbus Dr). Public Transit: From the elevated lines, exit at Washington/Wabash and walk east. From the subway, exit at Lake (Red Line) or Washington (Blue Line) and walk east.
Elevators are located throughout the buildings we enter. Ramps are located outside our route and along city sidewalks.
What to Bring
Please wear weather-appropriate clothing. Tours run rain or shine.
Public restrooms are available at 2-3 stops near the start of the tour route.
Guests ages 10 and up can attend.
No video or audio recording of the tour, but take as many pictures as you'd like!
Cancellations and Refunds
You may cancel or amend your reservation 48 hours or more before the tour departs. Read more Tour Terms and Conditions.
Southside with You (2016)
The Dark Knight (2008)
Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)
The Lake House (2006)
My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)
The Fugitive (1993)
The Untouchables (1987)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
The Blues Brothers (1980)
City That Never Sleeps (1953)
The Stranger’s Banquet (1922)
Expert tour guide commentary, including little-known facts and stories from Hollywood's and Chicago's pasts
Guided access inside locations where movies and TV series have filmed
Visual and audio media to enhance your experience
Plenty of Instagram opportunities
Mini goodie bags! 💙
August 8, 2023
July 29, 2023
August 13, 2022