Showbiz Chicago Social Scene LIVE! THE WAREHOUSE FILM LAUNCH PARTY AT THE UNDERGROUND
Photographs and Video Provided By: Chris Vega
To kick-off THE WAREHOUSE film production, the producers hosted a launch party and Frankie Knuckles Foundation (FKF) Benefit at The Underground (56 W. Illinois St), on March 31st. 100% of ticket proceeds benefited the FKF
A new feature film, The Warehouse, celebrates Chicago’s legendary Warehouse afterhours club, where the internationally recognized House Music genre was born, pioneered by owner Robert Williams and the Godfather of House Music, GRAMMY Award-winning Frankie Knuckles (1955-2014). The film will be produced by Bob Teitel (Men of Honor, Barber Shop), Billy Dec (Rockit Ranch/Elston Films), Randy Crumpton (The Truth) and Joe Shanahan (Metro/Smartbar/Double Door). The film will pay tribute to the life story of The Warehouse owner Robert Williams and the legacy of Knuckles’ timeless artistry. Williams’ Warehouse, shortened to “House” by its loyal followers, is where House Music got its name. The Warehouse club inspired a movement, transforming the music scene with a unique mix of pulsating rhythm and beats, combined with classic disco, soul, gospel and rock, creating modern dance music’s global DJ culture. www.TheUndergroundChicago.com.