Roll back the calendar to the early years of the 20th century. Chicago movie fans were flocking to the Biograph Theatre, which incidentally holds a place in the city's seamier history as the spot where gangster John Dillinger was killed in 1934. Designed in 1914 by Samuel N. Crowen, the structure included a lobby no wider than a storefront and a classic movie house marquee. Today, the landmark theatre on Lincoln Avenue has been renovated (for $11.5 million), with its handsome, red-pressed ...
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