Kings Theatre

1027 Flatbush Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11226

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MarkDHite on August 8, 2016 at 1:31 pm

I would’ve gone if I didn’t live 700 miles away.

Orlando on August 8, 2016 at 8:57 am

The Sound Of Movies commenced at 2 PM as the Star Wars was to presented at the former Loew’s Kings. This is the first movies presented since August 30, 1977 when the theatre closed. Yes, 39 years later (shy three weeks). I was in heaven as I sat center balcony and saw all three films. This once in a lifetime event is not likely to be repeated as films are not on the Kings menu. Where were all you people who shouted to save the Kings and now that it’s open never showed up?

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on June 30, 2016 at 5:37 pm

Too bad I can’t go. It’s the same day as Paul McCartney’s MetLife stadium concert. I hope they show more movies at the Kings in the near future. Pete, I hope YOU can go!

PeterApruzzese on June 30, 2016 at 3:39 pm

Contrary to the above post, the Star Wars Trilogy is coming to the Kings, tickets go on sale Friday, July 1 at 10am:


MarkDHite on May 14, 2016 at 1:31 pm

I think he meant that the Star Wars films aren’t being shown on film there or anywhere. The Star Wars Trilogy Tour is on DCP. Will still be awesome, the tour is going to a number of former movie Palaces including the Kings, the Boston Opera House/Keith’s Memorial, and the Oakland Paramount. Great to see those films on the big screen in the kind of theatres they were meant for!

PeterApruzzese on May 14, 2016 at 12:09 pm

“The Star Wars Films are not going to be shown here”

That’s too bad, it would have been worth crossing the two rivers for that show.

JamesD on May 14, 2016 at 10:10 am

Yes, the pipes from the organ will never be installed, but ACE did purchase the console from NYTOS for $50,000 in late 2015. They said it was so they could create a digital version of the organ, but who knows if that will actually happen.

Orlando on May 14, 2016 at 8:59 am

P.S. The exact seating of the Kings Theatre is 3,398 seats. 905 in the mezzanine and 2493 on the main floor. When LOEW’S reseated the orchestra in the 1950’s the extended leg room and the seating in the orchestre went down. Now however, at 3,398… the orchestra seat have been returned close to the same seating, the mezzanine lost some 50 seats or so. I counted all the seats in all the sections (16 of them) while I worked those various sections … so they are ACCURATE!. For the 3,676 in 1929 to the 3,398 in 2016, only 278 seats were lost.

Orlando on May 14, 2016 at 8:50 am

The pipe organ will never be installed as the contractors have heating and air-conditioning ducts running up and down the chambers of the original pipes. The people who have offered it back to the theatre (ACE) were told by someone at ACE that they would display the organ console in the lobby, but the offering party declined. It was all (in working condition) or not at all. That’s a real shame, but then MOVIES are not part of the Kings current menu. The Star Wars Films are not going to be shown here or elsewhere.

BobbyS on April 26, 2016 at 3:05 pm

Can the pipe organ installed soon to follow you think?

Lou_Lumenick on April 12, 2016 at 2:02 pm

A spokesman says the STAR WARS trilogy will indeed be shown on DCP.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on April 12, 2016 at 12:25 pm

For what it’s worth, the article says “All three of the films will be presented in their 1997 re-release format.”

HowardBHaas on April 12, 2016 at 12:10 pm

From the theaters doing Star Wars trilogy, I’d guess not 35 or 70mm. Maybe not 2k or 4k? Video presentation?

Lou_Lumenick on April 12, 2016 at 11:15 am

Finally, a movie will be showing here! The STAR WARS trilogy will be screened at the Kings on Aug. 7.————–&utm_campaign=Marketing

MarkDHite on April 8, 2016 at 4:56 pm

Another error about the Kings is that Barbra Stresand was an usher there in her youth. It’s a well known piece of trivia, but incorrect. Ms Streisand has said herself that while she attended the theatre many times, she never worked there.

moviebuff82 on February 13, 2016 at 5:42 am

cbs this morning is doing a piece on this right now, very good.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 7, 2015 at 12:29 pm

According to a NY Times July 17, 1970 ad, they ran a different sneak preview of another film each night at all theatres playing “PAINT YOUR WAGON” for the third weekend, apparently to help jolt attendance. In this case it appears they ran “NORWOOD”(Friday),“KELLY’S HEROES” (Saturday) and “THE MOLLY MAGUIRES” (Sunday).

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on October 7, 2015 at 11:00 am

What did that other line on the marquee mean — “New film each night.”

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 7, 2015 at 9:53 am

That run of “PAINT YOUR WAGON” would have been in July, 1970 when it went to popular prices.

theatrefan on October 7, 2015 at 9:33 am

David, yes that’s what it looked like to me as well, thank you for posting the photo.

DavidZornig on October 7, 2015 at 9:05 am

theatrefan, my guess is that they are promotional materials that arrived without anyone to open up and sign for them. In advance of the preview.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on October 7, 2015 at 8:58 am

“Paint Your Wagon” is on the marquee. That’s a lot of empty seats gone unsold…!

theatrefan on October 7, 2015 at 8:43 am

In the 1969 photo, does anybody know what the bundles were that were in front of the box office could have been?

DavidZornig on October 6, 2015 at 4:56 pm

October 1969 photo added courtesy of Stephen Sclafaniā€ˇ.