Kings Theatre

1027 Flatbush Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11226

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LuisV on March 6, 2014 at 3:14 pm

Have you tried to just copy and paste the link rather than click on it. That should work. The photos are beautiful.

markp on March 6, 2014 at 8:48 am

LuisV, for some reason (I don’t know why), so many links, including the one above in your last post don’t work for me. Im not sure if its my computer or what. I would love to read the article and keep tabs on the project.

LuisV on March 6, 2014 at 8:38 am

To all the naysayers, this $94MM restoration and expansion is happening and may actually be ahead of schedule. :–) According to this article in The Brooklyn Paper, the rejuvenated theater may open as early as this November! A tidbit I didn’t know was happening is that the theater will have “stadium” seating to provide better viewing for all.

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on December 20, 2013 at 8:37 am

Goldman Sachs is involved? Nobody is happier than I am to see this happening. But it still isn’t clear to me how the deal came together.

BobbyS on November 13, 2013 at 9:30 am

Thanks for the wonderful photos. It is really happening. What a thrill it will be to see it when it comes back to life. Wish all the grand movie palaces had the same dedication.

BobbyS on October 21, 2013 at 8:20 am

Has the old marquee been removed yet? Anybody know.

BobbyS on October 17, 2013 at 7:27 pm

That is a good question..I bet Tinseltoes would know. I would say mid 1940’s when neon became big. I thought the present one was a bit bland…One size fits all. Chicago was much more creative when it came to modern signage.

matt11209 on October 17, 2013 at 2:21 pm

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

DavidDymond on September 11, 2013 at 5:42 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 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.