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Chicago Film Tour

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Address: 600. N Clark Street, Between Ontario and Ohio Streets, Chicago, IL 60610
Phone Number: 312-593-4455
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Description: Take a ride on the Chicago Film Tour! Our tour takes riders through 30...
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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Great time with a local crew

I liked most everything about the tour. The only suggestion I'd make is maybe stopping a couple of times for photo opportunities. Our guide, Patrick McDonald was great and had a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Kahuku, Hawaii

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Our tour guide, Patrick (a film critic) was excellent! The tour was informative & entertaining & very well planned, with many movie clips incorporated. It was the perfect length (just under 2 hours) & the bus was decent. We'd highly recommend this tour for movie fans.

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Kahuku, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I liked most everything about the tour. The only suggestion I'd make is maybe stopping a couple of times for photo opportunities. Our guide, Patrick McDonald was great and had a great deal of knowledge to share about the city. If you're a film/movie buff, you should do this tour.

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Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 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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