Posts tagged "Chicago film"

Did you know the first movie screening took place in Chicago?

Did you know the first movie screening took place in Chicago?
In honor of last night’s Academy Awards I thought I would give you a little Chicago film history: Here is yet another reason Chicago’s 1863 World’s Columbia Exposition was awesome: it was the home to the world’s first movie screening. Event goers could buy tickets to see moving photographs at Zoopraxographical Hall, put together by photographer... Read more »

Your Guide to the 48th Annual Chicago International Film Festival

Your Guide to the 48th Annual Chicago International Film Festival
It’s time for the 48th Chicago International Film Festival to descend upon the Windy City, bringing 150 films from over 50 countries to AMC River East 21 from October 11 – 25. This year’s spotlight is on the Middle East, featuring film premiers from Egypt, Iran, Iraqi Kurdistan, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates. The... Read more »