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The Final Show by Karen Gordon
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The Final Show by Karen Gordon in Landmarks

The Biograph Theater on Lincoln Avenue is notable as the location where, on July 22, 1934 the police and FBI closed in on the theater, and moved in to arrest the notorious gangster and bank robber John Dillinger. Who upon leaving the theater pulled a weapon and attempted to flee but was shot four times and killed.

In the heyday of the Depression-era, Dillinger was the most notorious of all, standing out even among more violent criminals such as Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Bonnie and Clyde.

The theater is on the National Register of Historic Places and was designated a Chicago Landmark on March 28, 2001.

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