Cinema Kings Highway

711 Kings Highway,
Brooklyn, NY 11223

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Cinema Kings Highway

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The 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.

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Recent comments (view all 192 comments)

BenPaz
BenPaz on March 11, 2017 at 4:56 am

the theater is basically closed completely. It looks even more torn down than before

theatrefan
theatrefan on March 11, 2017 at 6:38 am

The marquee in the front that says Cinema, the sale sign used to be over it. Not sure if it is closed, will check it out next time I am near the place.

Robbrown
Robbrown on March 11, 2017 at 6:41 am

Thank-You, I was thinking of going this afternoon.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on March 12, 2017 at 8:39 am

They answered the phone this morning, and said they are open.

robboehm
robboehm on March 12, 2017 at 11:31 am

Information has no listing for this theater.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 12, 2017 at 12:28 pm

Might be listed as CKH Theatre, as on this web page, which gives a number (I haven’t tried it to see if it works.)

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on March 12, 2017 at 12:38 pm

The number is 718-339-1800 and the guy on the phone said it has been sold and will be closing, but no date has been announced yet.

Robbrown
Robbrown on March 12, 2017 at 4:01 pm

Thanks Mike……

Garth
Garth on March 21, 2017 at 12:08 pm

I stopped in today, one of the regulars told me it has been sold and they expect to close the deal in July at the latest. So unless the deal falls through it will be curtains by this summer.

Robbrown
Robbrown on March 21, 2017 at 12:10 pm

Thanks……I will visit over weekend. Need to cruise in heels one more time.

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