Finding the real-world locations used in a film can be daunting without a guide to point out the city’s matte paintings and CGI fire hydrants. Sniff out movie magic with this Groupon.
$15 for a Ticket to The Blues Brothers Bus Tour (a $30 Value)
Departing on Saturdays and Sundays at 3:30 p.m., passengers—mounted in a comfy motor coach—explore the streets of Chicago on the heels of the titular characters from The Blues Brothers, visiting the sights and settings of the 1980 film. Multiple video monitors throughout the cabin play corresponding clips as the bus passes sites from the movie such as the orphanage, Soul Food Cafe, and Ray’s Music Shop. The 90-minute tour covers miles of city streets as guides provide amusing behind-the-scenes anecdotes gleaned from research, DVD commentaries, and John Belushi’s personal memoirs, published as a stack of cocktail napkins in 1981.
Chicago Film Tour
Trundling down the iconic avenues and streets of the Windy City, Chicago Film Tour’s coach glides by local sights featured on the silver screen in movies such as The Dark Knight, The Fugitive, and The Blues Brothers. Each of the 30 locations on the signature tour features an accompanying movie clip played on the bus’s video monitors. Occasional special tours center on sites from one particular film, and passengers can bring their own beverages and snacks on board to re-create their favorite moments in product placement.
Near North Side
Clark & Ohio
Chicago, Illinois 60610