See Brooklyn's Spectacular Kings Theatre Before it Opens to the Public (Part 2)

February 03, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

The Loews Kings Theatre was once a grand, sumptuous entertainment palace in the heart of Flatbush, Brooklyn. Films and vaudeville acts played there amidst its opulent interiors until it closed in 1977. It then became a rotting, dilapidated, ignored shell of its former self....until 2 years ago, when a $95 million, massive re-building began. It is now a grand, gorgeous, supremely sublime theater...and with 3200 seats, it's Brooklyn's largest. The Kings is set to re-open to the public on February 3, with Diana Ross performing the inaugural concert. Over 200 performances will play there annually, with Gladys Knight, Frankie Valli, the Moscow Ballet, Sarah McLachlan and Crosby Stills & Nash already lined up.

What I loved most about the Kings Theatre are the intricate artistic details...from the Fleur de Lis symbol (a recurring theme), to the faces and designs carved into the pillars. They were a joy to discover and photograph...and are shared below.

   

Kings Theatre marquee of sold out Diana Ross concert

 

Gorgeous ceiling fixture in Kings Theatre Lobby

 

Dramatic statues adorn the Kings Theatre

Dramatic statues adorn the Kings Theatre

The Fleur de Lis is a recurring theme of the Kings Theatre decor

The Fleur de Lis is a recurring theme of the Kings Theatre decor

The Fleur de Lis is a recurring theme of the Kings Theatre decor

The Fleur de Lis is a recurring theme of the Kings Theatre decor

Intricate details are everywhere at the Kings Theatre

 

Intricate details are everywhere at the Kings Theatre

 

A remnant and reminder of the Kings Theatre's past


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