Chicago, Illinois: Al Capone Museum (Gone)


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Entrance to the Animatronic Theater.

Al Capone Museum - Closed

Just a quickie to let you know that the Al Capone Museum is closed as we discovered on a Chicago trip in May of this year. Boo-hoo.

[kritter, 08/11/1997]

The Capone's Chicago site is now occupied by eatertainment nightmare Rainforest Cafe. We visited Capone's Chicago in 1996. The free historical displays outside the theater included Capone's bathroom door. The main attraction was an all-animatronic, theater-in-the-round, hosted by a robot Capone. The half-hour show, which featured aromarama effects, chronicled Capone's life and murders. The show ended upbeat as all the characters (even the dead ones like Hymie Weiss and Dan O'Bannon) -- except Carrie Nation -- return to sing "My Kind of Town." The gift shop sold replica tombstones, thug mugs, and wooden tommy guns.

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