Chicago Journals

As Scene in Chicago

A May 2005 trip to Chicago by Sierra

Chicago skyline - Sears Tower Photo, Chicago, Illinois More Photos
Quote: Chicago has been the setting (or provided the setting) for more than 100 feature films and over 20 TV shows. This journal is designed to help give you mini-tours of settings used in some of the most popular films/TV shows filmed here.

As Scene in Chicago

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Overview

Chicago skyline - Sears Tower Photo, Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago has a historic love affair with the movies - and the cinema returns its love. In 1895, two gentlemen named Major. Woodville Latham and Louis Lumière had made the leap from Thomas Edison's kinetoscope (a large box that contained spools and a 50-foot reel of film viewed through an eyepiece) to the prototype of what we today recognize as a movie camera and a projection theater. Later that year, a man named William Selig opened Mutoscope & Film Company (it would eventually become Selig Polyscope Company). Selig refined these inventions further and used them to build what was one of the world's first film companies. Selig wasn't the only successful local filmmaker. In 1907, Essa...Read More

Millennium Park

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Attraction

Millennium Park Photo, Chicago, Illinois
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"Stop. Wait. Shhh... can you hear that?" I motioned for my friend to stop, and we stood in the heart of Millennium Park, the summer evening soft and cool around us. The steady chirp of crickets rose into the air, loud enough to nearly drown the sound of traffic less than a block away. For a moment, I was transported back to the porches of my suburban youth, listening to the sound of cicadas on the New England night. "Can you believe we're hearing that sound, in the absolute heart of downtown Chicago?" Grinning, we continued towards the Crown Fountain. Millennium Park encompasses some of the best of what C...Read More

Millennium Park
222 N. Columbus Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(312) 861-9503