All Aboard! Chicago Movie Theaters & the 1918 Flu Pandemic
Backed by video footage of three silent-era theaters, hear about the 1918 flu pandemic’s effect on Chicago movie houses and what the owners did to survive. Led by movie historian Kelli Marshal of Chicago Movie Tours, this virtual tour showcases Chicago’s historic Union Station and the special way it connects us all.
This is part three of our All Aboard! series, in collaboration with Brookfield Public Library, South Holland Public Library, and Stickney-Forest View Public Library. You can register for parts one, two, and four on our website:
- Part One – Chicago’s Union Station and Hollywood
- Part Two – Movie Dogs & Chicago’s Oldest Pet Cemetery
- Part Four – Northerly Island, Hollywood, and the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair