It may look like the set of an apocalypse film now, but the Loew’s Kings Theatre will be one of New York’s most prized theaters once again. After 5 years of planning, EverGreene is now starting some major work to completely restore this gem, which has been abandoned for the past 30 years in Flatbush, Brooklyn.
“Today, Mayor Bloomberg and Brooklyn Borough President Markowitz broke ground on the restoration of the historic Loew’s Kings Theatre in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Originally constructed in 1929, the 3,200-seat Loew’s Kings Theatre is the largest indoor theater in Brooklyn. Its design was heavily influenced by the Palace of Versailles and Paris Opera House, and features ornate architectural details in the French Renaissance Style. In 1977, the theatre closed and has remained vacant since, suffering decades of neglect and deterioration. Today’s announcement represents the culmination of the City’s efforts to revitalize the theatre.” See the full press release here.
EverGreene is proud to be a part of the team leading the restoration and we are taking care to make sure this historic theater is brought back to its former glory. Click on the video below to watch how we conducted a Historic Finishes Investigation at the Lowe’s Kings Theater.