Kevin MSV Tates and Royal Flush films will host a private screening/ Red Carpet Premiere of their new joint venture Harlem Nights In Detroit on May 8th at the Bel Aire Luxury Cinema, 10100 Eight Mile Rd, Detroit.
A period piece, this film takes place in the 1920s, this narrative is a fictional account about the only neighborhood in which Blacks were allowed to live in Detroit during a period known as the Great Migration, when African-American families moved from the deep south to find jobs in the auto industry, etc.
Bounded by Brush Street to the west and the Grand Trunk railroad tracks to the east, one of two predominantly black neighborhoods in Detroit, ( the other was Paradise Valley), Black Bottom reached south to the Detroit River. Black Bottom and Paradise Valley were bisected by Gratiot Ave., with Paradise Valley reaching north to the Grand Boulevard.
As the Black Bottom grew, it soon became known as a lively and bustling area filled with jazz bars and nightclubs. Gratiot Avenue passed through that business district. The business district included hotels, restaurants, music stores, bowling alleys, shops, policy offices, and grocery stores. There were 17 nightclubs in the business district. In the heart of the Black Bottom was the hottest brothel, the Candy Store. It is this that this movie Harlem Nights in Detroit is about.
Tickets are available online at eventsi https://www.evensi.us/harlem-nights-detroit-private-screening-8-mile-10100/406630920