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On September 7, 1929 the Loew's Kings Theatre in Brooklyn opened its doors to the public for the first time. Less than 50 years later they were shut, seemingly for good. Designed by the Rapp & Rapp architecture firm in the French Baroque style, the Kings is not only an architecturally important piece of Brooklyn history, but from community standpoint as well. Many Brooklynites had their first date at the theater, or walked across the stage during their high school graduation. Now, after almost 40 years of darkness, the curtain is beginning to rise.

Matt Lambros' new book,Kings Theatre: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of Brooklyn's Wonder Theatreis available from Amazon! Don't forget to sign up for Amazon Smile and a portion of your purchase will be donated back to THS!

Theatre Historical Society of America

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