Biograph Theatre
Biograph Theatre
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Bob C
Batesburg, SC52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Use your imagination to retrace John Dillinger's footsteps on his fateful night. From the exit door to his death location in the alley nextdoor. Public Enemy #1 no more!!
Written 27 February 2020
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meezer3
Chicago, Illinois1,285 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
I have lived all my life, pretty much, just outside Chicago and of course knew of John Dillinger and his history. My friend from the UK is fascinated with Chicago and asked that we take a "Gangster tour". We did and this is the first stop of the tour. I am so glad we went because I would never have known how to get here myself. Great story about the night he died in the alley near the theater after attending a movie at the Biograph Theatre with his girlfriend.
Written 17 October 2019
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Teresa H
Platte City, MO50 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
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 this location.
Written 9 July 2019
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Menno
Amersfoort, The Netherlands1,055 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
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 every year.
Written 7 May 2019
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL8,761 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
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 Theater is notable as the location where bank robber John Dillinger was shot by FBI agents after watching a gangster movie on July 22, 1934. The Biograph, which opened in 1914, featured many of the distinguishing characteristics of movie houses of the 1930s, including a storefront-width lobby, recessed entrance, free-standing ticket booth and canopy marquee. The building was finished in red pressed brick and white-glazed terra cotta. In July 2004, after 90 years as a movie theater under various owners, Chicago's Victory Gardens Theater purchased the Biograph for use as a venue for live theatrical productions. The theater was completed renovated with a stage and seating for 299 people, dressing rooms and an adjacent rehearsal/multiple-use space that cost $11 million. The project was completed in 2006 with the new Victory Gardens at the Biograph featuring a new stage that is 30 feet deep and 32 feet wide and 16 feet of wing space on either side and an eight-foot trap space beneath the stage. Today, Victory Gardens is a popular destination for theater-goers but locals and tourists still know the site as the Biograph, where FBI agent Melvin Purvis gunned down the FBI's most wanted man, John Dillinger.
Written 26 April 2019
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bukagirl
New Jersey3,868 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Took a nice walk from downtown to see the spot where John Dillenger was shot in the back alley of this theater.
Cool area to walk around in and if you like gangster history check it out!
Written 6 October 2018
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Harrison F. Carter
Cologne, Germany10,878 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
The Chicago mob tour brought us here to tell us of the story of how John Dillinger met his end, fleeing from the theatre to be gunned down in the alley nearby.
Written 16 August 2018
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AVGTXN
Dallas, TX853 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
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.
Written 4 July 2018
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JDM1954
Surprise, AZ117 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016
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 seen, there is a movie poster in the lobby of the movie that was showing on that eventful day when John Dillinger was shot in the alleyway that no longer exists since the construction of the pizza parlor next door.
According to the Chicago Historical Museum the present marquee was accurately recreated for the production of the Johnny Depp movie "Public Enemy" with the actual original marquee in storage under the care of the Chicago Historical Museum.
Written 9 August 2016
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Sa-i44
San Diego, CA5,681 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Friends
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. Great local theater.
Written 22 July 2016
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