Old Chicago Amusement Park with George Wendt (Commercial, 1978)

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Here's a commercial for the Old Chicago amusement park that was located in Bolingbrook, Illinois and was open from 1975 to 1980. "Chicago's Family Fun Capitol", it was billed as "the world's first ever indoor amusement park". "Have an Old Chicago Day!" (sounds similar to Marriot's Great America slogan from the time) Features local Chicago actor George Wendt as "the dad", best known for playing "Norm" on the long-running 1980s sitcom Cheers. Jingle sung by ?? Endling voiceover by Jerry Golden, inviting you to "Old Chicago's Oktoberfest Carnival Party". "At Old Chicago, a family can still afford to be...a family." This aired on local Chicago TV early Saturday, September 30th 1978 at a couple minutes after 12 midnight. About The Museum of Classic Chicago Television: The MCCTv (FuzzyMemoriesTV) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose primary mission is the preservation and display of off-air, early home videotape recordings (70s to early 80s, mostly) recorded off of TV (in Chicago or other cities now too); things which would likely be lost if not sought out and preserved digitally. If you have any old 1970s videotapes recorded off of TV please email: tapes@fuzzy.tv Even though (mostly) short clips are displayed here, we preserve the entire broadcasts in our archives - the complete programs with breaks (or however much is present on the tape), for historical preservation. For information on how to help in our mission, to donate or lend tapes to be converted to DVD, please e-mail tapes@fuzzy.tv Thank you for your help!


Date Uploaded: 07/16/2021

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