On Location: Movies & Filming in Chicago


Bueller…Bueller…Bueller? There have been numerous movies filmed and located here in sweet home Chicago. From Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy to The Untouchables, Chicago’s streets, buildings, and skyline have served as the backdrop to some of Hollywood’s greatest movies. 
Walk with us as we explore downtown Chicago and point out where some of your favorite movies were filmed. Take a picture where the Bluesmobile crashed through Daley Plaza (The Blues Brothers), discover not one but two different Wayne Enterprises headquarters (Batman), and relive the rollicking parade through Federal Plaza from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Learn about the history of moviemaking in Chicago and how to be an extra in productions around the city today. On our Chicago Movie Tour, you’ll see one of America’s greatest cities while feeding your love for the big screen!

Some of the movies/shows we cover during On Location: Movies & Filming in Chicago:

  • Transformers
  • Blues Brothers
  • The Fugitive
  • The Dark Knight
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Home Alone 2
  • Empire
  • Oprah

Tour information

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve. Groups of 10 or more must contact us before booking.

Where: At the “Gentlemen” Statue at AMA Plaza (330 N. Wabash St.) http://www.publicartinchicago.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/LI-CR-GS-001c.jpg

End location: Federal Plaza at the intersection of Adams and Dearborn

Duration: Tour lasts approx. 1.5 hours. Total walking is just over one mile (1.6km).

Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone’s budget.

Save more money and combine our tours with a tourist pass.