Avalon Regal Theater Opening!

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Help open this beautiful historic Chicago venue to the world!


Chicago's Landmark Avalon Regal Theater (ART) has been mostly closed for over a decade and this $150,000 campaign is to help reopen the building for regular events including our upcoming hologram show  and our Open House event hosted with the Chicago Architecture Foundation this October 13th and 14th.

As seen in the pictures and video below, the theater is in great condition and our campaign costs center around minor plumbing and electrical work, as well as some technology upgrades - all of which should take only weeks to complete.

The impact of your support

The South Side desperately needs a building like the Avalon Regal Theater as a solution to the violence plaguing Chicago's communities and young people.

The ART will serve as a community anchor by creating jobs, strengthening neighborhood arts non-profits, inspiring youth creativity, and of course... hosting awesome concerts!

A message from the Chicago Architecture Foundation about our open house event this October:

"The Chicago Architecture Foundation has highlighted South Shore, a great neighborhood in need of positive PR, in its annual Open House Chicago every year since 2012. But it was only in 2014, when the Avalon Regal was first featured as a site, that visitor traffic to the neighborhood really took off. The number of visits made in South Shore jumped 51% (to more than 3,000) that year, and ultimately climbed to over 7,000 in 2016.

Unfortunately, with the theater unable to participate in 2017, South Shore visits plunged 68%. If the theater is not able to open to OHC visitors in October 2018, CAF will rotate the entire South Shore neighborhood out of Open House Chicago for the year. Without the draw of the Avalon Regal, traffic to the other sites will be too low to justify their inclusion in the event, which is a loss to the neighborhood as a whole."

We hope you can help us finally open this landmark building to the world!

#savetheART #stoptheviolence


Click here  to view a recent video filmed at the Avalon Regal Theater.
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