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Essanay Studios

73
TripExpert Score based on reviews in 3 publications
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Highly recommended

by expert reviewers

Top 7% in Chicago About the TripExpert Score

3 expert recommendations

68

Atlas Obscura

This landmark of the Chicago silent film industry may not be in the picture business anymore but it still stands proudly.  Full review →

2

Lonely Planet

Essanay churned out silent films with soon-to-be household names like WC Fields and Charlie Chaplin...These days, the building belongs to a local college. Full review →

57

Not For Tourists

Former movie studio. Charlie Chaplin and Gloria Swanson made movies here. Full review →

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