The rise of Al Capone as America's most famous criminal inspired Hollywood to create their own gangsters—and to use Capone as their model.
See the three gangster pictures that set the standard for every gangster movie that followed—plus an epic tribute made after the era of gangster films was over—on Thursdays at 7 p.m.
On March 21, see Little Caesar (1931), starring Edward G. Robinson and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Small-time criminal Caesar Enrico "Rico" Bandello heads to Chicago to become czar of the underworld.
On March 28, enjoy The Public Enemy (1931), starring James Cagney and Jean Harlow. Brash kid Tom Powers climbs through the ranks of the Chicago underworld while degenerating into a vicious lowlife.
On April 4, watch Scarface (1932), starring Paul Muni and George Raft. Ambitious and unhinged Tony Camonte wipes out everyone who gets in the way of his Chicago bootlegging syndicate.
On April 11, sit back for The Roaring Twenties (1939), starring James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart. WWI doughboys Eddie Bartlett, Lloyd Hart, and George Hally turn to crime to survive after they return home.
This event is free and open to all. Drop in for a fun time.