The 68,000-square-foot venue once held 3,676 seats and featured vaudeville acts and a pipe organ. It showed movies until 1977. Renovations due to start in two years hope to bring the theater back to its former glory.
Artist's rendering: The Loew's Kings Theater seats nearly 3,700, and would bring some magnificance to the Brooklyn theater scene, such as it is.
An artist's rendering of what the interior would look like when restored.
Paul Martinka, Courtesy EDC
Real estate shot of Loew's Kings Showcase Theatre on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn (of Tilden Avenue).
An artist's rendering of what the exterior would look like when the renovations are complete.
Theatre Historical Society of America-Elmhurst, Illinois; right, Richard Perry / The New York Times
Left, the theater in its former glory. Right, what it looks like today.