Festival Venue: Chicago History Museum

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Festival Venue: Chicago History Museum

Home to the museum and library of the Chicago Historical Society, the Chicago History Museum in Lincoln Park is also a popular location for celebrations and events. This summer, Cinema/Chicago hosted part of our annual free summer screenings program at the museum and are thrilled to return with select Festival screenings.

Chicago History Museum

1601 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
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Side view of a long red brick building with a curved from full of floor-to-ceiling windows.
Rows of seats lead down to a stage and movie screen in a clean white room.

Public Transit & Parking

The #22 and #36 buses stop right outside the main entrance of the museum. The #9, #72, #73, #151, and #156 buses stop within 400 meters of the venue.

Parking is located one block north (less than 500 feet) of the museum. Parking can be validated for $10 at the Museum’s box office. Specific spots are designated for those using mobility devices.


The restrooms just outside the theater are accessible, and there is an additional accessible,  single-use restroom on the second floor. Wheelchairs are available for your use at the Chicago History Museum. Supply is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Assistive listening receivers with headphones and t-coil neck loops are available for programs in the Robert R. McCormick Theater.

Screenings at the Chicago History Museum

Sat Oct 14 1:30pm

City & StateShorts Program

Shorts 1: City & State – Revelations

Various  |  United States, Japan

Sun Oct 15 2:00pm
Astronaut Ronald McNair smiles while holding a film slate. He wears a name badge that says Cecil B. McNair.

Black PerspectivesDocumentaryWomen in Cinema

The Space Race

Lisa Cortés, Diego Hurtado de Mendoza  |  United States

Tue Oct 17 6:30pm
A drag queen in a long wig and leotard performs in front of an adoring crowd.

OutLookSnapshotsWomen in Cinema


Sophie Dupuis  |  Canada