Loew's Kings Theatre

1027 Flatbush Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11226

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matt11209
matt11209 on October 17, 2013 at 11:21 am

Does anyone know when the marquee changed from the deco curved one to the present rectangular one?

DavidDymond
DavidDymond on September 11, 2013 at 2:42 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOROTHY!! I have seen pictures of you in BOXOFFICE magazine and I saw you in the movie that was made about the Loew’s Kings Theater in 1979. Loew’s was lucky to have a person of your calibre as one of their Managers!! AGAIN, CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR BIRTHDAY!!!

markp
markp on September 11, 2013 at 11:37 am

Thanks Stephenvb.

sgreenberg
sgreenberg on September 2, 2013 at 8:30 am

It is my great pleasure to pass the word that Dorothy Panzica (nee Solomon) is about to turn 100 years old! She was the manager of the Kings when it closed and for some time before that as well. She is also my great aunt. I have many great memories of the theater and the person I’ve always referred to as the “Queen of the Kings”.

I know that many others who visit here remember her and I’d like to invite anyone who would like to wish her a Happy Birthday to post a comment here or send an email to queenofthekings at stuartistry dot com. I’ll be sure to pass all the comments on to her.

Thanks.
-Stu

stevenj
stevenj on August 24, 2013 at 9:06 am

Thanks Mike (saps) – worked like a charm.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on August 23, 2013 at 6:38 pm

Put the word you wish to highlight,such as “Here” or another word directing the reader, in brackets [ ] and then right next to it (no spaces) put the link in parenthesis ( ) and when you post your comment the word in brackets should be blue and when clicked on it will lead to the link provided in the parenthesis.

It’s hard to remember which comes first, so I remember it alphabetically, that is, the Bracket comes before the Parenthesis (B before P, see?)

markp
markp on August 23, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Thanks HowardBHaas. Unfortunately Im not very computer savvy, so I will have to try and get my daughter to do that cut and paste thing if she has time.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on August 23, 2013 at 10:55 am

Barbra Streisand has denied the claims that she once worked as an usherette at Loew’s Kings: Barbrastreisand

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on August 23, 2013 at 5:54 am

Here’s the direct link to the NY1 report, but it seems you must be a Time Warner subscriber to play the video. (And they spelled marquee as marquis and I don’t see a way to submit a correction!)

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on August 22, 2013 at 5:02 pm

markp, sorry, extra steps need be taken to make the links auto links, so most of them you will need to please copy & paste into your browser in order to see the articles.

Brooklynboy43
Brooklynboy43 on August 22, 2013 at 4:19 pm

I had the opportunity to be inside the theater several months ago. The renovations are really going strong, but much to do. The grand staircase, as well as the side one brought back many memories. Although the candy counter is gone, some of the old red velvet curtains still hang. The theater itself is under major demolition and construction. It’s amazing!

markp
markp on August 22, 2013 at 11:06 am

Why is it I click onto so many of these links and nothing happens???

LuisV
LuisV on August 22, 2013 at 5:23 am

It’s time to change the status of this theater to RENOVATING! WooHoo! For all the naysayers that said this would never happen and that it wasn’t happening, here is bonafide proof that it IS happening and there is a lot of work underway! The photo Gallery in the link below is very impressive indeed. Grand Opening of the Loew’s Kings will be towards the end on 2014! :–)

BobbyS
BobbyS on August 20, 2013 at 6:52 am

Thanks Matt…What wonderful news! What a re-opening this will be!

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on August 7, 2013 at 3:02 am

Thanks, Ken Roe, for your June 2013 photos. I see plenty of activity in your photos. A new office construction trailer has been set up, new fences have been put up all around the site, and it looks like all kinds of building permits have been posted underneath the marquee. All good signs. Stands to reason most of the work is being done inside the building.

JamesD
JamesD on August 5, 2013 at 10:17 am

Oh there’s a lot being done. You just have to walk around the outside of the building to see that. As of late July the back of the building looks completely different from the photo’s Ken Roe posted.

LuisV
LuisV on August 5, 2013 at 10:08 am

Please have some patience. There is lots of work happening inside. The renderings clearly show that the outside will be upgraded as well. This is a multi year project. Everything doesn’t happen at once.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on August 5, 2013 at 10:04 am

The exterior photos posted by Ken Roe in June of this year suggest that very little or even nothing is being done here of any consequence.

sgreenberg
sgreenberg on July 17, 2013 at 1:40 am

David – My aunt Dorothy remarried. Her name was Solomon at the time.

Matt Lambros
Matt Lambros on June 10, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Mr. Greenberg – I may be able to help you. Please e-mail me at when you get a chance.

DavidDymond
DavidDymond on June 10, 2013 at 12:29 pm

I thought her name was DOROTHY SOLOMON!! Dorothy Panzica must be her married name right?? I remember seeing her in a movie filmed years ago about LOEW’S KINGS!!

sgreenberg
sgreenberg on June 10, 2013 at 11:39 am

I hope some photos are released during the restoration. My aunt, Dorothy Panzica, was the last manager of the theater. She is 99 now and I’d love for her to see some good news. More than anything, I’d like her to see the finished result.

uncleal923
uncleal923 on June 8, 2013 at 5:41 am

The good news is that it is slated to reopen as a performance venue next year, it’s been a long time since I’ve been on this site

DJM78
DJM78 on May 26, 2013 at 3:44 pm

The Kings is about a 7 block walk from the Beverly Road Q train station. Give or take a block. I also believe that the B41 Bus will get you there. There are Mass Transit options.