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Biograph Theatre

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Address: 2433 North Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
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The OK Corral of the Mid-West

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... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2016
Surprise, Arizona, United States
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Surprise, Arizona, United States
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Reviewed 10 August 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... More 

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

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.

Thank Sa-i44
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 5 September 2015

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 night of 22 July 1934, only to be met on the sidewalk by F.B.I. agents... More 

Thank Allen21096
New Jersey
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

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. The spot where he fell is shown as well as the original overhead lights that... More 

Thank worldtravelier
Delaware, Ohio
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Reviewed 20 May 2013

Drove to Chicago for a Cubs game, and we decided to stop off at the historic Biograph because of the John Dillinger connection. We enjoyed walking around the area and soaking in the history. When we went inside the lobby though, we were treated pretty shabbily by some who apparently thought they were more important than they actually were. One... More 

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Reviewed 28 March 2012

I've been here a few times to see a couple of plays and a comedy/magic act. It is a smaller theatre and because the tickets are less, they work on low budget. Although they still do a very good job on performance and their use of props so low budget really is not an issue, once it starts you get... More 

Thank Babycheeks1814
Palatine, Illinois
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Reviewed 9 December 2011

As the previous reviewer mentioned, The Biograph Theatre has not done the greatest job in preserving or promoting its history. They have, however, redressed the facades of the theater and surrounding businesses for the movie Public Enemies. So, if you go for the history walking around would suffice. Now for the new: don't miss on the great shows that they... More 

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Reviewed 6 March 2007

My wife and I were in Chicago for business over the Christmas holidays in 2006. We wanted to see Wrigley Field, and decided to stop at the famous Biograph Theatre as well. From the history books, movies, and documentaries, we were acutely aware that the Biograph is where the Lady in Red gave up John Dillinger to the G-Men. We... More 

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Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.
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