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Chicago’s unique architecture has co-starred in movies with Ferris Bueller, Batman and the Blues Brothers, among other famous big screen characters. See some of the buildings featured in these films and more!

2 Hours
401 N. Michigan Ave., in front of the Jack Brickhouse statue

Chicago might not be the first town that comes to mind when discussing film capitals, but it still has a rich history with movies. This two-hour walk unveils the story behind more than a dozen buildings that have made an appearance in films shown around the world. You'll learn why movies are filmed here and how the city’s economy has benefited from the industry in recent years.

  • Although it's not required, we recommend making reservations in advance for this tour.
  • Ticket price includes admission to the Chicago Architecture Center within 7 days of your tour.

Upcoming Lights, Camera, Architecture! Tours

Scheduled departures for this tour will return next season. To be notified when tickets for our next tour season go on sale, email