Renovation of Brooklyn’s Historic Kings Theatre

posted by ThrHistoricalSociety on March 1, 2016 at 10:11 am


CBS THIS MORNING reports from inside the Kings Theatre. The Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, New York, opened in September 1929, just over a month before the stock market crash that led to the Great Depression. The movie palace survived until 1977 then lay dormant for nearly four decades. Now, after a massive renovation, the theater has been restored to its former glory and is once again a crown jewel. Anthony Mason reports.

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Comments (3)

ESLowe on March 2, 2016 at 3:01 am

Good these places are valued and preserved. Social History is not confined to books and seminars and presentations.

Reeny71 on March 12, 2016 at 6:56 am

I’m going to make a trip to Brooklyn to see this theater…wow!

MPol on April 20, 2016 at 12:27 pm

This looks like a beautiful theatre! Although I’m not a Brooklyn, or NY resident, it always heartens me to see theatres like this renovated and preserved.

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