Kings Theatre

1027 Flatbush Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11226

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Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on April 12, 2016 at 12:25 pm

For what it’s worth, the article says “All three of the films will be presented in their 1997 re-release format.”

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on April 12, 2016 at 12:10 pm

From the theaters doing Star Wars trilogy, I’d guess not 35 or 70mm. Maybe not 2k or 4k? Video presentation?

Lou_Lumenick
Lou_Lumenick on April 12, 2016 at 11:15 am

Finally, a movie will be showing here! The STAR WARS trilogy will be screened at the Kings on Aug. 7. https://drafthouse.com/news/original-star-wars-trilogy-2016?utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=Brooklyn%20&%20Yonkers&utm_content=————–&utm_campaign=Marketing

MarkDHite
MarkDHite on April 8, 2016 at 4:56 pm

Another error about the Kings is that Barbra Stresand was an usher there in her youth. It’s a well known piece of trivia, but incorrect. Ms Streisand has said herself that while she attended the theatre many times, she never worked there.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on February 13, 2016 at 5:42 am

cbs this morning is doing a piece on this right now, very good.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 7, 2015 at 12:29 pm

According to a NY Times July 17, 1970 ad, they ran a different sneak preview of another film each night at all theatres playing “PAINT YOUR WAGON” for the third weekend, apparently to help jolt attendance. In this case it appears they ran “NORWOOD”(Friday),“KELLY’S HEROES” (Saturday) and “THE MOLLY MAGUIRES” (Sunday).

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on October 7, 2015 at 11:00 am

What did that other line on the marquee mean — “New film each night.”

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 7, 2015 at 9:53 am

That run of “PAINT YOUR WAGON” would have been in July, 1970 when it went to popular prices.

theatrefan
theatrefan on October 7, 2015 at 9:33 am

David, yes that’s what it looked like to me as well, thank you for posting the photo.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on October 7, 2015 at 9:05 am

theatrefan, my guess is that they are promotional materials that arrived without anyone to open up and sign for them. In advance of the preview.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on October 7, 2015 at 8:58 am

“Paint Your Wagon” is on the marquee. That’s a lot of empty seats gone unsold…!

theatrefan
theatrefan on October 7, 2015 at 8:43 am

In the 1969 photo, does anybody know what the bundles were that were in front of the box office could have been?

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on October 6, 2015 at 4:56 pm

October 1969 photo added courtesy of Stephen Sclafaniā€ˇ.

theatrefan
theatrefan on September 20, 2015 at 7:04 am

Isn’t the Jersey’s original Wonder Morton now at the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara California?

MarkDHite
MarkDHite on September 19, 2015 at 5:52 pm

I suppose an actual note-by-note digital replication of a Wonder Morton played from the original console is a decent compromise, given the situation. But I wish people would stop saying it will be indistinguishable from the real thing. That’s just not possible. I wonder what the source instrument will be for the digital version, the Loew’s Jersey’s instrument? Are any of the others currently in playable condition?

theatrefan
theatrefan on September 19, 2015 at 4:13 pm

Shame it won’t be like what they have at the Loew’s Jersey, thanks to the invaluable contribution of the GSTOS folks.

BobbyS
BobbyS on September 18, 2015 at 9:19 pm

Thanks for the site Matt. I stand corrected.

Matt Lambros
Matt Lambros on September 18, 2015 at 9:11 pm

It’s true. You can read all about it on the NYTOS website.

Kings Theatre Organ

BobbyS
BobbyS on September 18, 2015 at 9:02 pm

I heard from the owner himself that ACE turned his offer down….If this new developement is true, it is very welcome news. Thanks

Matt Lambros
Matt Lambros on September 18, 2015 at 8:56 pm

No, that’s not what happened with the organ. It was donated to ATOS, and ACE bought it from them. Once more funds are available it will be reinstalled in the theater. However, due to a modern HVAC system taking over one of the organ chambers, it will not have organ pipes, but will be a digital organ.

BobbyS
BobbyS on September 18, 2015 at 8:50 pm

Didn’t the ACE people predict shows 300 nights a year? It could never have happened. No theater is that busy. One only has to look at Radio City to see that. Great idea to put up a screen and show films. TCM should be interested…What about installing the donated organ that once played there…Owners refused the offer!!

theatrefan
theatrefan on September 17, 2015 at 10:16 am

Looking at the schedule of events here, they seem to have a great deal of gaps between certain shows. Wouldn’t it be great if they got some donated projection equipment and a screen and do some sort of classic film programming here? Perhaps they could even entice TCM as a corporate sponsor and have Robert Osborne host this series as a companion to the regular cable channel. I think it would be better than just having this magnificent theatre sit dark, unoccupied and empty in the long stretches in between the regular live programming. Plus people would be exposed to seeing some of the greatest films ever made by Hollywood, in a grand movie palace that was designed to showcase them. If the Jersey & 175th can do it, why can’t the Kings?

BobbyS
BobbyS on July 21, 2015 at 10:31 am

The Coranado theatre marquee in rockford once was struck and ripped open by a truck passing too close after the theatre was re-opened. Guess it isn’t too hard if the driver is distracted and doesn’t realize the size of his truck and how close he may be. And this was before cell phones!

theatrefan
theatrefan on July 21, 2015 at 9:15 am

The new marquee is exactly to the edge of the sidewalk, so these truck drivers are not driving as carefully as they should.