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Chicagoist Weekend Theater: St. Valentine's Day Massacre

By Jon Graef in News on Feb 16, 2014 8:00PM

Our weekend theater pick is a ninety-minute documentary about the St. Valentine's Day massacre, which occurred 85 years ago, on Feb. 14, 1929. Here's the Tribune's story of that infamous part of Chicago's history, which they posted on their Facebook page:

On this frigid morning, in an unheated brick garage at 2122 N. Clark St., seven men were lined up against a whitewashed wall and pumped with 90 bullets from submachine guns, shotguns and a revolver. It was the most infamous of all gangland slayings in America, and it savagely achieved its purpose--the elimination of the last challenge to Al Capone for the mantle of crime boss in Chicago.

How's that for a lede? Check out the Trib's coverage, then come back to watch this: