Kings Theatre

1027 Flatbush Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11226

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JamesD on May 14, 2016 at 1:10 pm

Yes, the pipes from the organ will never be installed, but ACE did purchase the console from NYTOS for $50,000 in late 2015. They said it was so they could create a digital version of the organ, but who knows if that will actually happen.

Orlando on May 14, 2016 at 11:59 am

P.S. The exact seating of the Kings Theatre is 3,398 seats. 905 in the mezzanine and 2493 on the main floor. When LOEW’S reseated the orchestra in the 1950’s the extended leg room and the seating in the orchestre went down. Now however, at 3,398… the orchestra seat have been returned close to the same seating, the mezzanine lost some 50 seats or so. I counted all the seats in all the sections (16 of them) while I worked those various sections … so they are ACCURATE!. For the 3,676 in 1929 to the 3,398 in 2016, only 278 seats were lost.

Orlando on May 14, 2016 at 11:50 am

The pipe organ will never be installed as the contractors have heating and air-conditioning ducts running up and down the chambers of the original pipes. The people who have offered it back to the theatre (ACE) were told by someone at ACE that they would display the organ console in the lobby, but the offering party declined. It was all (in working condition) or not at all. That’s a real shame, but then MOVIES are not part of the Kings current menu. The Star Wars Films are not going to be shown here or elsewhere.

BobbyS on April 26, 2016 at 6:05 pm

Can the pipe organ installed soon to follow you think?

Lou_Lumenick on April 12, 2016 at 5:02 pm

A spokesman says the STAR WARS trilogy will indeed be shown on DCP.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on April 12, 2016 at 3:25 pm

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

HowardBHaas on April 12, 2016 at 3:10 pm

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

Lou_Lumenick on April 12, 2016 at 2:15 pm

Finally, a movie will be showing here! The STAR WARS trilogy will be screened at the Kings on Aug. 7.————–&utm_campaign=Marketing

MarkDHite on April 8, 2016 at 7:56 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 on February 13, 2016 at 8:42 am

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

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 7, 2015 at 3:29 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 2:00 pm

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

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 7, 2015 at 12:53 pm

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

theatrefan on October 7, 2015 at 12:33 pm

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

DavidZornig on October 7, 2015 at 12:05 pm

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 11:58 am

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

theatrefan on October 7, 2015 at 11:43 am

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

DavidZornig on October 6, 2015 at 7:56 pm

October 1969 photo added courtesy of Stephen Sclafaniā€ˇ.

theatrefan on September 20, 2015 at 10:04 am

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

MarkDHite on September 19, 2015 at 8:52 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 on September 19, 2015 at 7:13 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 on September 19, 2015 at 12:19 am

Thanks for the site Matt. I stand corrected.

Matt Lambros
Matt Lambros on September 19, 2015 at 12:11 am

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

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BobbyS on September 19, 2015 at 12:02 am

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