The Klinika Club (Clinic University Club) will receive a commemorative pop music plaque in November.
Prior to becoming a movie theater, the building of the Klinika Klub was a university funeral home, offering funeral services during the 1950s. Later that decade it was turned into a movie theater by the order of Mátyás Rákosi, a Hungarian communist politician, in order to serve the entertainment needs of the university staff.
During the 1960s, university beat bands discovered it and started to use it as a music venue and club. Between 1971 and 1975, the DOTE band rehearsed and performed here, and two cult bands of the city, Color and Panta Rhei, also started their career here.
In the mid-90s, Zsolt Jantyik, the frontman of the PG Group led the club. He planned to re-launch the club with a one-week non-stop series, which eventually took two and a half months. There was a concert every night for seventy-five days.
In the second half of the 1990s, practically almost all leading Hungarian music bands performed in the club.
Today, the club still hosts diverse performances and concerts. You can find the current programs here.
Photo credit: Facebook / Klinika Egyetem Klub