Cinema Kings Highway

711 Kings Highway,
Brooklyn, NY 11223

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The 650-seat Jewel Theatre, which stands a few blocks west of the Kingway Theatre, was opened in 1936. It later became a foreign film house until it was damaged by fire in the 1960’s.

It was completed renovated and reopened as the Cinema Kings Highway with an exclusive Brooklyn showing of "Thoroughly Modern Millie." But in the late-1960’s, the owner found he could make a lot more money running XXX and played "He and She" there for over a year.

The story goes that he ran off with all of the profits and the theatre fell into a dispute over the ownership. Before video shut it down, it was split into two theatres, with regular porn running downstairs and gay porn running in the small balcony. It reopened as a triplex, featuring XXX straight porn in one theatre, gay porn in the second, and obscure foreign classics in the third. This is basically the programming policy today. By 2017 it was operating with 4 screens.

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Garth
Garth on January 30, 2020 at 3:27 pm

It is open Sun-Thu 11am-10pm Fri-Sat 11am-12 midnight. $12 admission. Busiest days Friday thru Sunday.

Bkite
Bkite on July 25, 2020 at 12:28 am

Friday July 24th 5:30p (within operating hours) Still gated off; completely closed.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on July 25, 2020 at 1:04 am

All movie theaters in New York City are still closed

hdtv267
hdtv267 on July 28, 2020 at 10:44 am

ok, that’s one place we know Tenet isn’t going to be playing in 70mm.

robboehm
robboehm on July 29, 2020 at 3:25 am

It’s going to be interesting to see which theaters actually survive the pandemic. I’ve seen reports of AMC ones with expired or expiring leases will not. The possibility that AMC as a totality would go out of business was also mentioned.

over9
over9 on September 9, 2020 at 8:28 pm

It’s Labor Day week and I am on vacation from work and thinking of visiting after almost a year. I’ve read conflicting reports… Is it open or is it not open ??? Before I make my trip can someone let me know. I remember this one hot Italian guy there who use to get up and show off in his briefs. Hope he’s there if it’s open. Please let me know

Bkite
Bkite on September 13, 2020 at 4:41 pm

It’s shuttered and locked. Whoever used to, or still does, own or manage this place, I hope you resurrect Cinema King’s Highway.

over9
over9 on September 14, 2020 at 9:53 pm

Too bad it’s currently closed. I had some great meetings there(and some not so great).My favorite part of the theatre was the top floor (what use to be the balcony in the old days). I use to go up there to relax and no one seemed to bother you up there. There is a platform under neath the screen where a very hot Italian boy use to go up there and perform for the audience. He was just a customer and alot of guys would follow him up there just to watch him. A great exhibitionist. Does anyone remember seeing him there?

over9
over9 on October 11, 2020 at 11:42 pm

Open or still closed? Anyone pass by the theatre lately? If it’s still closed does anyone know if it will ever reopen?

hdtv267
hdtv267 on October 12, 2020 at 10:21 am

“Movie theaters will remain closed indefinitely in New York state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said , because he said cinemas are less essential and come with a higher risk of virus transmission among patrons.”

Did you perhaps miss this piece of news?

As of if it might re-open- there’s a telephone number in the picture above…

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