Brooklyn Kings Theatre
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On January 23rd, 2013, following the immense preliminary work undertaken by ACE Theatrical Group, a fifty-five year lease with The Kings Theatre Redevelopment Corporation, was executed to commence the redevelopment of the storied Kings Theatre. Martinez + Johnson Architecture based in Washington, D.C., was selected as the architectural firm for the ineffable restoration project. Their award-winning restorations across the country have established them as the preeminent architectural firm of landmark theatres. Restoration of the iconic Kings Theatre will re-establish the paramount architectural structure, enhance economic development through extensive job creation, and will provide a wide variety of entertainment programming that will serve the vibrant and diverse communities comprising Brooklyn.
Today, the $95 million project features an authentic restoration of the original 1929 design. Original plaster and painting schemes have been restored, vintage carpet and seating have been recreated and historic lighting fixtures have been renovated and re-installed. New state-of-the-art building systems, including new HVAC, expanded patron restrooms and concessions facilities will provide the very finest in patron comfort. Technical improvements including expanded staging facilities, a new theatre rigging system, new dressing rooms and professional sound and lighting systems, will ensure that the Kings will be able to host the very finest performing arts attractions. Once renovations are complete, the transcendent theatre will host hundreds of performances annually.
The restoration of this former movie palace marks the rebirth of an historic venue, and a transformation into a state-of-the-art live performances theatre that will revitalize the Brooklyn arts scene, and provide and economic stimulus to the Flatbush Avenue business district, and the region beyond.