This dynamic film transports visitors through major events in Chicago’s history. Feel the intensity of the Great Chicago Fire and splendor of the World’s Columbian Exposition. Explore the sights of bustling Maxwell Street in the 1950s and peer down from an I-beam of the Sears Tower in the 1970s. Relive Chicago sports victories and cheer on President Obama during his Grant Park victory speech.

Running time: 27 minutes.

Screening Times*

Tuesday–Saturday: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Sunday: 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, and 4:30 p.m.

*Modified schedule:

  • Thursday, February 29 – Last screening at 12:30 p.m. due to private event
  • Saturday, March 2 – No screenings due to Navroz, Embracing New Beginnings
  • Saturday, March 9 – No screenings due to Chicago Metro History Day Regional Contest
  • Sunday, March 10 – No 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, or 3:30 p.m. screenings due to viewing of Red: A Crayon’s Story
  • Saturday, March 16 – No screenings due to private events
  • Saturday, March 23 – Last screening at 11:30 a.m. due to private event
  • Saturday, April 27 – No screenings due to private event

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