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Biograph Theater Tours and Tickets

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One of the first movie houses in the US, Chicago’s Biograph Theater opened its doors in 1914 and today hosts a rotating roster of live performances. However, it’s best known for its place in Chicago’s gangster lore as the place where notorious bank robber John Dillinger was shot by the FBI after watching a film in 1934. 

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2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour

Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour

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Explore Chicago's gangster past on this mafia tour in a coach vehicle. Drive around the Windy City to see where Al Capone, The Untouchables, Hymie Weiss, and John Dillinger, among other thugs hung out. A history-savvy guide introduces you to some of the most storied locations of Chicago’s criminal past, including Holy Name Cathedral, Biography Theatre, and the site of the bloody St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. You'll be able to get out and pose for pictures in front of a historic courthouse, among other infamous sites.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Chicago Night Crimes Bus Tour

Chicago Night Crimes Bus Tour

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Discover the ‘dark side’ of the Windy City thanks to this 2.5-hour, bus-based, nighttime crime history tour of Chicago. Explore the lives of notorious mobsters like Al Capone, Frank Nitti, Bugs Moran, and more as you explore infamous crime scenes like the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, learn about ‘The Enforcer’s Safe,’ and stop by local watering holes.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Windy City Ghost Tour

Windy City Ghost Tour

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Discover some of the Windy City’s spookiest ghost stories—and step back in time to the era of gangsters, bootleggers, jazz performers, and more—on this small-group walking tour. Meet your guide in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, and set off after dark. You’ll visit supposedly haunted former burial grounds, pubs, theaters, and more—and will hear about macabre legends and unexplained happenings as you go.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Al Capone Gangster Tour in Chicago

Private Al Capone Gangster Tour in Chicago

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Chicago’s mob history has long been immortalized in popular media. Embark on this Chicago Gangster Tour to learn the true story. With an expert historian as your guide, you’ll visit notorious hangouts of John Dillinger, The Untouchables, and the legendary Al Capone. You’ll stop at former speakeasies, historic hotels, and epic crime sites like that of the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$482.00
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Untouchable Tours Chicago's Original Gangster Tour

Untouchable Tours Chicago's Original Gangster Tour

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Book in advance to take this popular tour that details the mob history of Chicago during the Prohibition Era (1920s-1930s). Learn about the exploits of gangsters like Capone, Dillinger, Moran, and others as you travel by minibus to sites like the Biograph Theater, Holy Name Cathedral, and St. Valentine's Day Massacre. Your guide adopts gangster attire and characteristics that add dramatic flair to the historical commentary.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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Private Haunted History of Chicago Ghost Tour

Private Haunted History of Chicago Ghost Tour

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Discover spooky stories in the Windy City on a private haunted history tour. Visit places with names such as the Murder Castle and Death Alley, and hear about Al Capone and the Old Congress Hotel. See all three locations on one tour that reveals fascinating details about historical events, and rumors of murder and mayhem in Chicago.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Dark History of Chicago In-App Audio Self-Guided Tour

Dark History of Chicago In-App Audio Self-Guided Tour

Spice up your visit to Chicago on this in-app audio tour through the creepiest places of the city of lights! Explore the most haunted sites and buildings securing tragic and mysterious stories of Chicagoans. Hear about rise and fall of the most infamous gangsters of all times, Al Capone and John Dillinger. Dive into the atmosphere of Chicago's turbulent era of the Prohibition and the Great Depression. The mobile app helps you explore Chicago with a private self-guided audio tour (included). The audio tour has clean navigation, filled with exciting stories from professional guides. The audio guide on the mobile app is the best way to enjoy the tour at your own pace and be independent of a group tour. The mobile app is available on App Store and Google Play and works offline. Enjoy your party only!
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  • 2 hours
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Biograph Theater hours of operation: Varies by performance. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.