Biograph Theater

The Biograph Theater on Lincoln Avenue in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, was originally a movie theater but now presents live productions. It gained early notoriety as the location where bank robber John Dillinger was leaving when he was shot down by FBI agents, after he watched a gangster movie there on July 22, 1934.[2][3] The theater is on the National Register of Historic Places and was designated a Chicago Landmark on March 28, 2001.[4]

Biograph Theatre
The Biograph Theater in June 2007
Address2433 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, Illinois
United States
OwnerVictory Gardens Theater
TypeRegional theater
CapacityZaček McVay: 299
Richard Christiansen: 109
Construction
Opened1914
Rebuilt2006
ArchitectSamuel Crowen
Website
www.victorygardens.org
Biograph Theater
Coordinates41°55′34.5″N 87°38′59.6″W
Built1915
Architectural styleClassical Revival
NRHP reference No.84000934
Significant dates
Added to NRHPMay 17, 1984[1]
Designated CLMarch 28, 2001