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Film Tour, Chicago





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See Chicago from the Director's Chair

Chicago's filmmaking history is almost as old as movies themselves and this is your chance to discover the city of Chicago from the director’s chair.

The first motion picture camera was manufactured in around 1895, and by 1897 William Selig, a former magician, was producing and showing films in Chicago. Today the city’s film-making heritage goes from strength to strength, immortalized in blockbusters including the Dark Night, Road to Perdition and more.

On this inspirational 2 hour tour, you’ll hop on board the movie bus to go behind the scenes for all of Chicago’s classic movies including the Blues Brothers, Ferris Bueller’s Day off, The Sting, North by Northwest on more. You’ll visit more than 30 sites from Chinatown to Uptown, Lakeview to Downtown as you discover the unique locations were more than 80 movies were shot. Ride in comfort and style on board a luxury bus as movie scenes literally come to life around you.

Whether you’re a movie buff or just curious to view Chicago from a whole new perspective, you’ll gain a whole new insight into the Windy City’s incredible and diverse film making heritage.

  • Unforgettable 2 hour tour showcasing Chicago as never before
  • Discover behind the scenes trivia and learn fun facts along the way
  • Travel in a luxury motor coach and watch movie scenes along the way
  • Get the inside track on current film-making activity
  • Visit more than 30 site where more than 80 movies were made
  • Perfect for Chicago natives and newcomers alike

You’ll climb aboard a luxury motor coach and see the city from the director's chair. At each location, you’ll watch scenes come to life on multiple video screens while getting up close and personal with memorable locations. This tour is perfect for both movie lover and those looking for a fun way to experience the Windy City

Tours take place throughout the year from Thursday to Sunday at 10.30am and 12pm.

This tour lasts for two hours and visits sites located in Chinatown, Uptown, Lakeview, Downtown and more.

You’ll find out more about movies including:

The Dark Knight
Road to Perdition
The Fugitive
Blues Brothers
The Break-Up
The Sting
Nothing in Common
Stranger Than Fiction
About Last Night
The Hunter
Mercury Rising

You are welcome to bring your own popcorn, snacks and drinks to consume on the tour.

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