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Poster for Live from the Double Door Inn

Live from the Double Door Inn

Opens on December 22


Run Time: 90 min.

Opened in 1973, The Double Door Inn in Charlotte, NC served as a touchstone for blues, rock, zydeco, and reggae musicians around the world.

Music royalty, including Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Koko Taylor, and J. J. Cale, as well as countless local legends, graced the stage in this converted house.

Sadly, economic pressures caused the club to close in 2017.

This film traces the history of the club, from its humble beginnings to international fame and the hundreds of stories in between.

Featuring interviews with club owner Nick Karras and over a dozen musicians, bartenders, music promoters, and fans.



The Spongetones, The Nighthawks,

Monday Night All Stars, Lenny Federal,

Gigi Dover, The Blue Dogs,

Tinsley Ellis, Bob Margolin,

The Belmont Playboys,

and the song “I’m Gonna Miss It,” by Randy Franklin



Extended Interview with owner Nick Karres


Plus!  Q & A with Panelists Nick Karres, Rick Fitts, Kim Brattain, and Chuck Bludsworth, moderated by Jay Ahuja

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