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Chicago Film Tour

600. N Clark Street, Between Ontario and Ohio Streets, Chicago, IL 60610 (Near North Side)
312-593-4455
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$30*
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Ranked #165 of 300 Activities in Chicago
Owner description: Take a ride on the Chicago Film Tour! Our tour takes riders through...
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Owner description: Take a ride on the Chicago Film Tour! Our tour takes riders through 30 miles of Chicago film locations. Our passengers will first see scenes from their favorite movies and then we’ll take them to the locations that made them famous. Passengers will also learn about Chicago’s vast film history and learn fun facts they can share with their friends. You’re sure to see something you’ve never seen before on our tour!
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Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I was surprised that there were only 4 couples on this tour. It was a very cold day.....4 degrees so maybe visitors to Chicago were elsewhere. The bus was comfortable and we did appreciate the heating. It was very enjoyable and in addition to seeing where so many films were shot in this beautiful city we saw so much of... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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192 reviews 192 reviews
176 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My wife and I waited at the pick up point in the baking heat for 2 hours. The coach did not show up. I phoned the company to be told the trip would start at 12.30 not 10.30. There was no advanced warning. I cancelled and went to the baseball. I got a refund via Viator but was disappointed not... More 

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Illinois
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

I was so intrigued by this tour that I made a reservation as a solo guest. What attracted me to this tour were the movie clips that are shown as we ride to each destination. The entire outfit is not elegant with flat screen TVs and reclining seats. Instead, there is a mounted tube TV with an attached media player.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

My husband and I took this tour as we are movie fans but also it was our first morning in Chicago and a great way to see around the city and get your bearings. The guide Patrick was really good, and it was great to see the film clip whilst actually driving through the scene at the same time. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This film tour was great! We were on the 10:30am tour(found a 2 for the price of 1 on groupon). The tour is lead by the film critic Patrick McDonald. You ride around the city in an older bus and he shows you important landmarks in Chicago film along with tons of famous scenes from tons of movies. The bus... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Yes, I was 2 minutes late. I'll take responsibility for that but who ever heard of a tour in Chicago that left on the dot and what tour would leave a paid customer when they are only 1/2 block away?!? I dropped my friend at the meeting spot 10 minutes early and went to park nearby. She was standing there... More 

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Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I purchased this film tour months in advance. It looked like it would be a ton of fun. I was wrong. To begin with the bus was dirty. Not that there was trash everywhere, but the seats and anywhere you had to put your hands or body on, was covered in grime. It wasn't just my seat, or my companions.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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121 reviews 121 reviews
37 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

The tour is good if your a film buff. The tour guide is a film critic and speaks well and is quite funny and personable. I gave it average because the front screen where they show the movie clips did not work very well, the microphone worked on an off, but mostly because you could not take any decent pictures... More 

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Mahomet, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We enjoyed this tour. Pickup was prompt on the sidewalk next to the Rock and Roll McDonalds. It was fun to see the clips and then see the spots. I read in another review that you should sit on the left side and it was true. Most of the sights were on the left and I got some good pictures.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We were very happy we took the Chicago Movie Tour when we were in Chicago, it was very entertaining, highly informative and we were lucky with our guide Patrick MacDonald. He was very knowledgeable, entertaining and very enthusiastic and passionate about movies and Chicago in general and about movies in Chicago in particular. You get to see a huge amount... More 

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