Let's reopen Chicago's Avalon Regal Theater!

Why we need your support:

Kanye West has committed to investing $1 million to reopen the Avalon Regal Theater this year. 

While this commitment is tremendously impactful, we believe it's important for the community to join us in helping reopen this beautiful building to the world!

Meeting with community members and city officials at Chicago's City Hall.

The Avalon Regal Theater was completely restored in the late 1980s as the only theater of its kind on the South Side of Chicago and we're fortunate to not require as much work to reopen as our North side cousins, the Uptown Theater and the Congress Theater.

See for yourself from this commercial recently filmed at the Avalon Regal Theater how enchanting the building still is today: https://vimeo.com/198237906

Watch famed film critic Dean Richards recount his first movie going experience live from the Avalon Regal Theater (aired 3/7/19): https://wgntv.com/2019/03/07/around-town-checks-out-the-avalon-regal-theater/ 

Once reopened, the Avalon Regal Theater will serve as a community anchor by creating over 200 local jobs and enriching the South Side's music and arts scene.

It will also showcase some iconic artists, comedy specials, plays, hologram shows, and bring much-needed hope and opportunity to the community.

With a focus on sustainable development, an open theater this large (2,500 seats!) could potentially help reduce crime by enlivening 79th Street and the surrounding blocks with economic activity.

Visit www.avalonregal.com to sign up for more updates!

***Donors who have contributed over $30 get their choice of one Avalon Regal Theater t-shirt. You must e-mail [email redacted] with your name, t-shirt choice (using the number above each choice), size, and address. Expected delivery is Summer 2019.***


Avalon Regal
Chicago, IL

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