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Claudia Williams

By Claudia Williams | Broker in Brooklyn, NY

Oh My Gosh! Loew's Kings Theatre to be gussied up!

 




Opened on September 7, 1929  in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, near Beverly Road. A French Renaissance style architecture inspired by the Palace of Versailles and the Paris Opera House. This old lady will be restored  to her regal splendor, thanks to Mayor Bloomberg and our very own Borough President, Marty Markowitz.  A $70+ Million project,  with 500 construction jobs  that will become another destination as well as a much needed economic boom along Flatbush Avenue and  Central Brooklyn according to NYCEDC.

Needless to say, the surrounding properties of this soon to be cultural icon will surely benefit in value and renewed foot traffic for the little ma & pa stores and restaurants. 

I can remember the last time I  enjoyed popcorn and a good movie at this theater was back in the 70's ,when I saw "The Tamarind Seed " (1974) with Julie Andrews and the very handsome Omar Sharif!   The lush scenery of Barbadosplaying across the wide screen, intrigue all within its beautiful interior, made for a wonderful evening.

The theater is scheduled to reopen in 2014 and promises to host 200-250 productions annually! wow!

I can't wait!   Another good reason to come on over to Brooklyn.


 
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