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Kings Theatre: Explore a Venue With Nearly 100 Years of History

July 30, 2019

By: Miranda Roberts

Flatbush venue, Kings Theatre, has 90 years of rich history and memorable performances. 

The story begins with a screening of Evangeline back in 1929. At the time, its 3,676 seats made Loew's Theatre Brooklyn’s third-largest movie house. In 1977, the theatre had to close after NYC seized it for unpaid property taxes. 

After almost 40 years of neglection, the hall was in serious need of a makeover. A renovation was approved in 2010 and cost $95 million for restoration. The theatre is now open for you to enjoy, and has been since January 23, 2015.

The building has been renovated and maintained, but you can’t fully tell what is in store from outside. Once you step off the hectic streets and inside, this venue takes you step back in time. Interior designer Harold Rambusch wanted the space to resemble the Palace of Versailles. As a result, you can now enjoy a show while surrounded by lavish seating, decor, and architecture. 

There are three levels in Kings: an orchestra, mezzanine, and a basement. They even have a virtual tour so you can sneak a peek before heading to Brooklyn.

Some notable artists who have performed here include Modest Mouse, Jack White, and the Beastie Boys. Besides live music, the concert hall hosts comedians, plays, graduations and more.

If you are dying to catch a show there, Phantogram, The Raconteurs, The Head and the Heart, and Bon Iver have announced shows. Check those and more out at our concert calendar!

Kings Theatre is located at 1027 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226. 

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