City considering landmark designation for Coney Island Theatre
BROOKLYN, NY — Landmark designation could be coming fro the Coney Island Theatre. However, some in the neighborhood aren’t the biggest fans of it.
And now city officials are considering giving “landmark” designation to the long-shuttered Coney Island Theatre building, so it could be protected and eventually become a key part of Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to finally revive the fabled – but rundown — summer seaside district into a year-round attraction.
“If we’re going to be serious about getting people to Coney Island year-round, we need a live entertainment venue, and this 2,500-seat theater not only showed movies in its heyday, but offered Broadway-style live shows,” said Dick Zigun, of Coney Island USA, which submitted the proposal. “We’re excited.”
Read the full story in the New York Post.