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.
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.
- Wednesday, December 13 – Last screening at 11:30 a.m. due to private event
- Tuesday, December 26–Sunday, December 31 – Last screening at 12:30 p.m. due to Kukla, Fran and Ollie Days
- Wednesday, January 3, and Thursday, January 4 – Last screening at 1:30 p.m. due to private event
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
The theater renovation and film presentation are generously supported by a major grant from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. Additional support provided by ComEd, the State of Illinois Department of Natural Resources Public Museum Capital Grant Program, the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Foundation, and Shure.