New book on the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, published by Theatre Historical Society of America.

posted by ThrHistoricalSociety on January 4, 2017 at 6:30 am


On September 7, 1929 the Loew’s Kings Theatre in Brooklyn opened its doors to the public for the first time. Less than 50 years later they were shut, seemingly for good. Designed by the Rapp & Rapp architecture firm in the French Baroque style, the Kings is not only an architecturally important piece of Brooklyn history, but from community standpoint as well. Many Brooklynites had their first date at the theater, or walked across the stage during their high school graduation. Now, after almost 40 years of darkness, the curtain is beginning to rise.

When it reopened in 2015, the Kings became the largest indoor theater in Brooklyn and the third largest in New York City. It is a place for the community to gather once again, hosting everything from Broadway shows to concerts. Take a trip through the history of the Kings via photographs and artifacts spanning the theater’s heyday through its renovation. Watch the theater return to its original splendor and learn for yourself why it’s called Brooklyn’s “Wonder Theater.”

This new book by Matt Lambros contains never before seen historic and modern photographs of the Kings, as well as a complete history of the theater. There are a limited supply available online at Amazon.


ABOUT THEATRE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA: Founded by Ben Hall in 1969, the Theatre Historical Society of America (THS) celebrates, documents and promotes the architectural, cultural and social relevance of America’s historic theatres. Through its preservation of the collections in the American Theatre Architecture Archive, its signature publication Marquee™ and Conclave Theatre Tour, THS increases awareness, appreciation and scholarly study of America’s theatres.

Learn more about historic theatres in the THS American Theatre Architecture Archives and on our website at


Comments (38)

Orlando on January 4, 2017 at 8:22 am

A WWII pamphlet of Loews employees that I loaned to Matt Lambros is being used in this book without my permission! I gave it to him and he did not tell me he was using it in the book after he returned it to me some months later. I also believe other photographed items were used. I hope this isn’t so, if it is my lawyers will be in contact with Theatre Historical Society and Mr. Lambros.

                         Orlando Lopes
Matt Lambros
Matt Lambros on January 4, 2017 at 8:46 am

Orlando – I asked you if I could use the pamphlet in the book when I borrowed it from you. You do not own the copyright to the pamphlet, and nothing else from you is in the book.

Matt Lambros

richardgreen on January 4, 2017 at 7:26 pm

Just got a copy of the book, apparently Orlando was not credited for use of the pamphlet. For those who have the book, the item in question is on page 45.

Gamble on January 5, 2017 at 10:50 am

I encourage everybody to pick up this book. The images and information are incredible. Matt does such great work with theaters, which is why I purchased his book. If you haven’t already, pick up his other book. You won’t regret it.

JamesD on January 5, 2017 at 12:03 pm

Got my copy today. What a fantastic record of the Kings Theatre. I love seeing the theater come back to life. Great job to everyone involved!

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