Tuesday, June 14, 2016
"Devil In a Blue Dress"
We get a fine Regent Theatre marquee view in Carl Franklin's film version of Walter Mosley's novel "Devil In a Blue Dress" (TriStar Pictures, 1995). The film, with Jennifer Beals and Tom Sizemore, features Denzel Washington as Easy Rawlins. In the film S. Main St. is being used for locations on S. Central Ave. in the 40s. Thanks to R. Emmet Sweeney for the screenshot on the Films In Films website.
The Regent, at 448 S. Main St., opened in 1914 as the National. It's been recently reborn as a music venue, bar and restaurant. See our page on the Regent Theatre for many photos.