On September 29th at 6:30pm, we’ll be offering a special Behind the Scenes NYC tour of the Brooklyn Kings Theatre in partnership with the NYCEDC.
The Loew’s Kings Theatre was one of the five Wonder Theaters built in and around New York City – the most opulent movie palaces ever constructed. The theater was inspired by the French Revival style of the palace of Versailles and the Paris Opera House. It lay in near ruins for decades until it was immaculately restored.
Steven Ehrenberg, Director of Production at the Kings Theatre, will lead this Behind the Scenes tour where you will learn about the building’s secrets, the restoration project, and the architecture of this magnificent space. You’ll be able to view the impressively ornate details, wood paneling, pink marble and glazed terra-cotta, all up close and stand beneath the decorative curved ceiling and gorgeous lobby while the theater is empty.
About NYCEDC: NYCEDC is the City’s primary vehicle for promoting economic growth in each of the five boroughs. NYCEDC is involved with the creation of affordable housing, new parks, shopping areas, and community and cultural centers – all of which fuel its mission of strengthening businesses, creating jobs, and helping NYC neighborhoods thrive.
Below are a few pictures of places inside the Kings Theater which you will get to see on this tour. All pictures by @_macgyver for Untapped Cities
Pictures of the theater during its renovation:
Photo by Matt Lambros/After the Final Curtain