Loew's Kings Theatre, Flatbush Avenue, Flatbush, October 2007
From today's NY Times City Room:
A developer has signed an agreement, made a down payment on a $70 million renovation of the Kings and plans to turn it back into a functioning entertainment venue, this time presenting live performances, city officials said Tuesday.Loew's Kings Theatre Exterior Then and Today. Credit: NYC EDC
- Crumbling Movie Palace Finds an Angel
For some amazing photos of the interior, see marioletto's Flickr set.
After a four year process -– and many false starts — the city has selected a company based in Houston, ACE Theatrical Group, to renovate and operate the theater. It would be, once again, the biggest indoor theater in Brooklyn and would host 250 concerts, theatrical performances and community events annually, officials said.
Under the terms of the agreement, ACE Theatrical Group will restore the theater to its original French Renaissance-style and expand its stagehouse to accommodate modern shows. Live performances may include theatrical productions, dance and performing arts presentations and musical and comedy shows, as well as community events. The design phase of the project will begin immediately. Construction is expected to begin in two to three years and take approximately two years to complete. According to the EDC, the project will create 530 construction jobs and 50 permanent jobs, not including individual production personnel.
- Loew’s Kings To Be Transformed Into ‘Wonder Theater’ Once Again, Brooklyn Eagle, 2010-02-03
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LinksLoew’s Kings To Be Transformed Into ‘Wonder Theater’ Once Again, Brooklyn Eagle, 2010-02-03
Crumbling Movie Palace Finds an Angel, NY Times City Room, 2010-02-02
NYCEDC and Brooklyn Borough President Seek Redevelopment of Former Loew's Kings Theater, NYC EDC Press Release, 2006-09-28
RFP for Restoration of Loew's Kings Theatre, NYC Economic Development Corporation