3. The Right Side of the Auditorium Had Collapsed and Was Recreated Using a Mold from the Left Side
The side pictured was used as a mold for restoring the opposite side of the theater
Closed since 1977, the Kings Theatre had deteriorated extensively over the course of decades. The ceiling and wall on the right side of the theater, when facing the stage, had collapsed but could be recreated because the the left side was still intact. A mold of the ornamentation and structure was recreated and used for the restoration. Christina DeRose, Senior Vice President at NYCEDC, told us of the bats that had taken up residence in the theater (along with their guano).