DePaul Art Museum
DePaul University's compact new art museum hosts changing exhibits of 20th century works. Pieces from the permanent collection – by...
Victory Gardens Theater
Long established and playwright-friendly, Victory Gardens specializes in world premieres of plays by Chicago authors. The Wall St...
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2433 N Lincoln Ave · interesting places nearby
Biograph Theater information
In 1934, the ‘lady in red’ betrayed gangster John Dillinger at this theater, which used to show movies. FBI agents shot him in the alley beside the building.
The whole thing started out as a date – Dillinger took new girlfriend Polly Hamilton to the show and Polly’s roommate Anna Sage tagged along, wearing a red dress. Alas, Dillinger was a notorious bank robber and the FBI’s very first ‘Public Enemy Number One’. Sage also had troubles with the law and was about to be deported. To avoid it, she agreed to set up Dillinger. The venue now hosts plays by the Victory Gardens Theater.