February 3, 2010
Brooklyn Movie Palace To Get A Makeover
The Loews Kings Theatre, empty since 1977, is getting a 70M$ makeover. ACE, a live theatrical entertainment company, announced plans to renovate the theatre on Flatbush and Beverly into a performance space. Today's TIMES has the full story....as well as a beautiful slideshow of the theatre's grand/faded interior.
There is something about an abandoned old theatre that I find fascinating, probably because modern movie houses, even the nicer ones, are so generic and unornamented. Back in it's heyday in the 30's and 40's you can imagine that this place truly was a movie palace.