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I stopped by this location as part of a bus tour and wasn't able to go inside. It was quite a distance from downtown Chicago. Considering that I wasn't able to go inside, I'm not sure it would be worth the trip to see just...More
Strange to say but this theater is a great place to visit when you’re a mob-fan like me. The place of the final moments of the famous John Dillinger.
Little did I know there’s some sort of John Dillinger club still gathering across the street...More
How does a motion picture theatre become a Chicago Landmark (2001) and earn a spot on the National Register of Historic Places (1984)? By being site where a well-known gangster was killed. Located at 2433 North Lincoln Avenue in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, the Biograph...More
For those interested in John Dillinger, this is a required stop. You can pull up in front and park and get some great pictures of the theater and the alley where he died. There also seemed to be decent places to eat in the vicinity.
According to the present occupants, a local live theater company, the only remaining part of the original theater is a brick wall in the lobby. Interestingly enough, although no mention of what historical event in US history that took place here exists anywhere to be...More
Came for first time tonight to see a Jewish Joke. Great one man show. The theater is small with open seating and all seats are good. You have to climb up close to 2 flights of stairs, but there is an elevator. And senior tickets....More
Though there is not much to see, if you are a crime or gangster buff from the early 30's, this is a must see. John Dillinger, a bank robber & someone who had been named "Public Enemy No. 1, walked out of the theater the...More
This review is not what is inside but what occurred in front in the roaring twenties. As part of a gangster tour, this was a stop that described how Dillinger was gunned down with tommy guns by federal agents while he was leaving this theatre....More