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Chicago and Movies in Prison, on the Midway, or in Millenium Park Tour from Chicago Movie Tours (Up to 26% Off)

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Extra 20% off, up to $50
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These unique walking tours are a real treat for movie buffs who wish to learn more about Chicago’s relationship with film and TV

About This Deal

  • Each tour includes:
    • Unique stories about various Chicago locations and their connections to film and TV
    • Access to various locations that are usually closed for the public
    • Film clips and vintage photos
    • Mini goodie bag
  • 2022 season starts in May, view the calendar for tour dates and times
  • Tours run rain or shine
  • What to wear: weather-appropriate clothes, shoes that are comfortable for walking

Chicago and Movies in Prison Tour

  • This 1.25-mile guided tour narrates the history of the former prison and highlights the relationship between Old Joliet Prison and Hollywood.
  • Featured films and TV series include:
    • Ghost Adventures (2019)
    • Empire (2015-20)
    • Public Enemies (2009)
    • Prison Break (2005-09)
    • The Blues Brothers (1980)
    • White Heat (1949)
  • Tour length: Around 2 hours
  • Departure and end point: In front of Old Joliet Prison, 1125 Collins St, Joliet, IL 60432
  • Free parking available
  • Age restriction: Must be 10+
  • Amenities: restrooms available

Chicago and Movies on the Midway Tour: This guided tour takes you to 5 locations on Chicago’s historic Midway Plaisance, all with connections to early cinema and current film

  • Featured films and TV series include:
    • The Lions (2021)
    • Flatliners (1990)
    • The Package (1989)
    • Sunset Boulevard (1950)
    • Chicago the Beautiful (1948)
    • Sue (1915)
    • The Hazards of Helen (1914–1917)
    • The Horse in Motion (1880)
  • Length of tour: around 1 hour
  • Departure point: 6016 S. Ingleside Ave, Chicago, IL.
  • End point: 6000 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
  • Transportation:
    • Limited parking available along the Midway, Best Drive, and Payne Drive
    • Public transit: the Green Line, Cottage Grove L station
  • Amenities: Restrooms available near the end of the tour route
  • Age restriction: Must be 10+

Chicago and Movies in Millennium Park Tour: Hit Millennium Park’s highlights, including “the Bean,” Pritzker Pavillon, and Crown Fountain, as you hear about their ties to movies.

  • Featured films and TV series include:
    • Ozark (2017-pres.)
    • Parks and Recreation (2009-20)
    • Nothing Like the Holidays (2008)
    • The Dark Knight (2008)
    • Prison Break (2005-09)
    • Love Jones (1997)
    • Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
    • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
  • Tour length: around 1.5 hours
  • Departure point: South Garden, Art Institute of Chicago
  • End point: Millennium Station, 151 Michigan Ave.
  • Transportation:
    • Underground parking available
    • Public transit - L train
  • Amenities: restrooms available at the beginning and end of the tour

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 300 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required. Most tours resume in 2022. Please check the website for updates on dates and times. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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