Address 4719 S Martin Luther King Dr Chicago, IL 60615, USA

The Regal at 4719 S Martin Luther King Drive was one of the most important places in Chicago. Blues, jazz and soul music were expressed in concerts, some of which have been remembered for centuries.

The Regal opened its doors in February 1928. At the beginning, it served as a theater and concert hall as well as a movie theater. Popular thanks to its cosy decoration, it can accommodate up to 3,000 people. It was one of the first places to open its doors to African-Americans. During its forty years of existence, it hosted B.B. King, Ray Charles, Sarah Vaughan, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, The Temptations, Dionne Warwick, James Brown and The Isley Brothers. It closed in 1968.

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