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Chicago’s Midway, Movies, and the 1893 World’s Fair Guided Walking Tour

Step into the heart of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair as you explore the Midway Plaisance and its fascinating history. Your itinerary on this 75-minute guided walking tour includes 5 must-see stops on the Midway and the University of Chicago’s campus, each brimming with historic—and cinematic—significance.
Along the tree-lined route (0.5 mi.), your tour guide, a knowledgeable Ph.D., will relay little-known stories about the first cinema screenings, the first female action star, and a murderous cinematographer—yes, you read that right! 
As with all of Chicago Movie Tours’ guided walking tours, your experience on Chicago’s Midway, Movies, and the 1893 World’s Fair will be enhanced with a variety of media: film clips, photos, screenshots, and vintage movie fan magazines. Also, exclusive to this tour, you’ll experience firsthand how a 19th-century moving picture device enthralled early audiences.
So, whether you’re a seasoned cinephile or simply seeking an unforgettable stroll through Chicago’s cinematic past, don’t miss your chance to join us for Chicago’s Midway, Movies, and the 1893 World’s Fair!


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