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Online programs and virtual tours continue while the Center is temporarily closed. Select CAC walking tours resume on February 13.

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!

1.5 Hours
Outside the Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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 90-minute 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.

  • Advance reservations are required for this tour.
  • This tour ends at Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St.
  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center within 7 days of your tour. View the CAC's hours.
  • Access to building interiors featured on this tour may be subject to change, due to weekend and holiday schedules or unforeseen closures.

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