Some brief history; the church was constructed in 1912, and is one of New York City's most significant surviving early motion picture theatre buildings to date. For thirty years now, the Regent Theatre has served as home to the FCBC, an African-American congregation formed in Harlem in 1939.
My friend and I arrived and were greeted by a long queue of predominatly white tourists with their back packs and cameras ready to capture the moment. An usher then approached us and asked if we were regulars at the church and because my friend was, we were then permitted to enter the church#I was secretly hoping to take pics of the long queue of tourists but couldn't risk being prohibited to enter the church as they allow church members to enter first then tourists may come in at a later stage or after the service.
I'm no expert when it comes to archictecture...actually I know jack about it but when I stepped into that church a part of me wasn't sure if I was in heaven or Rome#lol. The walls and ceiling were lavishly painted in gold and white and embodied a romantic yet sacred and holy setting.