Chicagoist Weekend Theater: A Trip Through Chicago In 1969

By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 18, 2015 7:10PM

Let's take you back to 1969, a time when seat belts were optional, the downtown skyline was only beginning to resemble the towering international wonder it is today and the Cubs would break the hearts of their fan base. (Some things never change.)

This is a trip to and through Chicago, filmed with a Super 8 camera. Starting in Indiana, the filmmakers capture iconic city images like the Magikist sign, old C&NW trains, a colorful downtown and green and white "L" cars. The progress and development in the succeeding 45 years is even more astounding once you watch this.