DUST off your dancing shoes and take a trip down memory lane as the Three Room Soul night returns to King George’s Hall on September 25 after the summer break.

For the first time soul lovers will be able to re-create Nothern Soul’s heyday with a screening of new movie release Soulboy, set in 1974, while taking to the dancefloor to the film’s soundtrack.

King George’s Hall has become the modern day hot-spot for soul aficionados, with events to rival the legendary all-nighters at the Wigan Casino, which this year celebrates its 37th anniversary.

The Blackburn venue, which hosts the UK’s biggest soul nights five times a year, continues the legacy created by Northern Soul clubs of the bygone era, including Manchester's famous Twisted Wheel.

Wigan Casino DJ Richard Searling, who runs the Blackburn soul nights, says the events continue to get bigger and better with time.

“Based on current sales, we will be fully sold-out, with 1,500 soul lovers travelling from across the UK to attend.

"It's far and away the number one soul night in the UK.

“It's the only time Soulboy will be shown in a venue where there is a dancefloor available, as well as seating, and the King George’s itself looks like the venue they actually used in the film.”

Soulboy, which is based on the history of Northern Soul — and in particular Wigan Casino — is being shown at 8pm, while three rooms of soul kick off from 9.30pm.

Modern soul and R’n’B grooves will be played in Blakey’s, while downstairs in the Windsor Suite it’s jazz funk and disco.

The Drizabone Soul Family will be performing six songs from their new CD from 11pm.

Top Northern Soul DJ Ginger Taylor, who originally played at the Rose Room in Burnley, will play a mix of old gems from his extensive vinyl collection and newer music in the Northern room.

Colin Curtis will play in the jazz and funk room and Mike Stephens in the modern R’n’B room.

The soul night is now in its 15th year, making it the longest-running soul night in the North West.

Richard added: “We started off back in 1995 with just one room playing all styles of soul, but as numbers grew and it became clear we needed better musical identity during the night, we evolved initially to two rooms, before the current three-room set-up was put in place in the late 1990s.

“We now integrate more Tamla Motown and 1960s club classics than we did at the start.

“The venue is tremendous and recalls the famous clubs of years gone by.

"We have maintained a high standard of music in all three rooms as well, and the DJs know that the name of the game is to play plenty of requests to keep those fabulous dancefloors full.”

* Three Room Soul Night — King George’s Hall, Saturday, September 25 from 8pm to 3am. For details and tickets contact the box office on 0844 8471664.