So There’s a Free Classic Movie Screening Series Coming to Union Station This Fall

September 21, 2016 by Virginia Isaad

Want to add a little film noir to your fall schedule?

Starting next month Union Station is hosting free screenings of noir classics with the added bonus that all films feature a scene filmed in the Art Deco building. The series starts Oct 7 and runs monthly through Dec. 2.


The first show is the appropriately titled police thriller Union Station (1950) starring William Holden as a railroad police officer trying to track a kidnapper.

Though it was partly filmed in Los Angeles, the story takes place in Chicago.

Check out the trailer for glimpses of Union Station:

The  upcoming films in the series include Criss Cross on Nov. 4 and Too Late for Tears on Dec. 2. Writer, historian, film programmer and film noir expert Alan K. Rode curated the Film Noir series and will introduce the first film. 

All screenings are free and take place at the old ticketing hall on a first come, first serve basis. Each film begins at 8 p.m.

Union Station Old Ticketing Hall

Union Station old ticketing hall. Photo by Joe Wolf via flickr cc

You can get more information about the screenings series at unionstationla.com.