Kings Theatre

1027 Flatbush Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11226

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LuisV on February 1, 2013 at 8:57 am

Everything in New York costs more. It just does. Always has, but it hasn’t stopped the city from building and building big. It is why it still retains (along with Los Angles) the greatest collection of movie palaces in the country (perhaps the world). Brooklyn (as well as New York) is booming and is the home of 2.6MM people whose only performing arts centers are The Opera House and The Harvey Theater (both at the Brooklyn Academy of Music) and the Brooklyn College Performing Arts Center. There is room for more and the Kings will succeed. I’m from Manhattan and I will be going for sure.

dfc on January 31, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Hate to complain but $93 Million? A new high-tech Boeing 737 goes for $89 Million. Exorbitant amount and I still have my doubts about the financial viability of the restored Kings. Something’s not right here.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on January 26, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Here is a diret link to the gorgeous but heartbreaking photos in the Gothamist.

LuisV on January 25, 2013 at 9:08 am

Here is a photo gallery of the Loew’s Kings that appeared in today’s Gothamist!

BobbyS on January 23, 2013 at 4:56 pm

I couldn’t agree more !!! I am more hopeful for the return of the beautiful Uptown in Chicago, another Rapp & Rapp treasure.

johndereszewski on January 23, 2013 at 2:29 pm

Let us just bask in the good news that occurred today and not, for once, be cynical. Hip, hip horay for the Kings and for the people of Brooklyn!

LuisV on January 23, 2013 at 10:22 am

For all of the perennial naysayers, YES, it is happening and it is bigger than ever before! The official groundbreaking to this morning! The renovation is now a $94MM project which will open in 2015!

AdamBomb1701 on January 23, 2013 at 10:14 am

The Daily News reported today that the renovation to turn the theater into a performance venue has begun.

kong1911 on January 7, 2013 at 9:03 am

Not such a big deal but the organ for the Kings is a Robert Morton.

BobbyS on January 7, 2013 at 2:16 am

HURRAH HURRAH !!! Thanks Matt

Matt Lambros
Matt Lambros on January 6, 2013 at 9:08 pm

I was in the area so I swung by the Kings – tons of asbestos abatement permits on the front windows, and lots of garbage bags out back. Looks like work has actually started.

BobbyS on November 11, 2012 at 11:22 pm

Loew’s Kings mighty wurlitizer is sitting in an Oklahoma warehouse. It is waiting for its new/old home..According to its former owner, not one thing has been done to the Kings as of November 2012.

BobbyS on November 1, 2012 at 11:58 am

The Fox must have had a larger stage then the King’s and was used much more often which in turn created $$$$$. Probably if more thought was given, Loew’s would have only built the Paradise in the Bronx since they had the Met and other screens in Brookyln. Maybe ACE looked at the profits of the newly re-opened Paradise and had second thoughts especially after the Barclays debut. But not to mention the Kings in that article about Brooklyn in the dailynews leads me to believe it never did very well profitwise.

BobbyS on November 1, 2012 at 1:35 am

Amazing !! Not even the words “Loew’s Kings” mentioned past or present.. I am afraid Scott might be right..

CSWalczak on October 12, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Not to belabor the point, but if the comment being referred to is this one of April 26, 2011 at, the only thing she says about ice cream is that “[the Kings] had…great ice cream cones.” Perhaps they were like a local version of Drumsticks.

BobbyS on October 12, 2012 at 11:53 am

It will be interesting to see what she says this week during her show at the Barclays concerning her days visiting the Loew’s Kings.

BobbyS on September 29, 2012 at 12:05 am

Also she mentioned how wonderful the ice cream treats were at the Kings. Many flavors and generous portions. How great would it be if she did a first night benfit for continued preservation of this glorious movie palace!

Matt Lambros
Matt Lambros on September 28, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Yes. She shot that down in the same post that she mentioned how happy she was to hear it was being restored.

Scott on September 28, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Her connection to the Kings is nothing more than the fact she saw movies there, correct? She shot down the myth that she was an usher, if I recall.

Matt Lambros
Matt Lambros on September 28, 2012 at 11:59 am

She’s aware of it. She mentioned it on her blog a while back.

BobbyS on September 28, 2012 at 10:30 am

That is a great thought Tinseltoes. I also wonder if she will request a tour of her “old haunt”.

BobbyS on September 28, 2012 at 1:10 am

I too will shut up and just be patient!

CSWalczak on September 27, 2012 at 2:15 pm

It is not a question of whether a developer “knows about” the process and the steps involved (I am sure that ACE does, as it is completing work on the Saenger restoration in New Orleans and that was certainly comparably complicated), it is that the process and time required is notoriously unpredictable, because of the fact the various agencies operate independently and often autonomously; in some cases, when an applicant’s plans are disapproved or sent back for changes, the process has to be restarted with one or more of the other agencies.

Scott on September 27, 2012 at 1:01 pm

I still don’t understand the snails pace at which things move these days. It probably took less time for George and C.W. Rapp to design the entire building back in 1928 than it’s taking to figure out the renovation today. And I’ll bet it took only around 10-14 months to build the Kings. But, I will shut up and just be patient.

Matt Lambros
Matt Lambros on September 27, 2012 at 11:52 am

Even if the Uptown gets the money next year, I doubt it will open by 2015. This stuff takes time. Last I heard (and it was confirmed by the Ditmas Park Corner) ACE is still trying to figure out the best way to replicate the decor of the theater.