Kings Theatre

1027 Flatbush Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11226

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markp on September 11, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Thanks Stephenvb.

sgreenberg on September 2, 2013 at 11:30 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.


stevenj on August 24, 2013 at 12:06 pm

Thanks Mike (saps) – worked like a charm.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on August 23, 2013 at 9:38 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 on August 23, 2013 at 3:26 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.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on August 23, 2013 at 8:54 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 on August 22, 2013 at 8:02 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 on August 22, 2013 at 7:19 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 on August 22, 2013 at 2:06 pm

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

LuisV on August 22, 2013 at 8:23 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 on August 20, 2013 at 9:52 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 6:02 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 on August 5, 2013 at 1:17 pm

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 on August 5, 2013 at 1:08 pm

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.

sgreenberg on July 17, 2013 at 4:40 am

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

Matt Lambros
Matt Lambros on June 10, 2013 at 4:25 pm

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

DavidDymond on June 10, 2013 at 3:29 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 on June 10, 2013 at 2:39 pm

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 on June 8, 2013 at 8:41 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 on May 26, 2013 at 6:44 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.

stspezi on May 24, 2013 at 2:36 pm

In 1970 my high school graduation was held at the Loew’s King’s theater. I have vivid memories of that graduation. I played in the orchestra on the front part of the stage that could lower into a pit. The organ console also went up and down and the organ sounded wonderful.

BobbyS on May 11, 2013 at 9:49 pm

A theater without its house organ is like an organ without pipes…….

atmos on May 11, 2013 at 7:03 am

The restoration of the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans is costing $52 Million.The area will benefit greatly with the theatre open.

Keith on May 11, 2013 at 5:41 am

Taken from loews kings facebook “I stopped by the other day and was able to see scaffolding in both the lobby and the auditorium. All the seating was gone thanks to mildew but the standards have been saved for re-use.”