Kings Theatre

1027 Flatbush Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11226

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vindanpar on April 10, 2024 at 11:25 am

Concerning the dbellis54 picture from'22

Anybody know what year this picture was taken? Theater looks somewhat dingy and there are speakers above the box entrances. The 50s? 60s?

WilliamMcQuade on December 21, 2021 at 10:46 am

Thanks. Where do things stand re Paramount after LIU pullout?

Matt Lambros
Matt Lambros on December 21, 2021 at 10:37 am

Pretty sure the Paramount was dead before Covid.

Events happen at the Kings all the time. I’d suggest following their social media pages if you want to see what’s going on.

WilliamMcQuade on December 21, 2021 at 10:24 am

Live in NYC and never hear of anything happening here.How do they hang on? Brooklyn Paramount redo a casualty of Co Vid .Wonder if it officially dead .

moviebuff82 on December 21, 2021 at 9:23 am

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on November 20, 2020 at 1:09 pm

Currently preparing for Streaming of the Moscow Ballet’s Christmas holiday “Nutcracker” from December 19th-29th. More details here

moviebuff82 on October 16, 2019 at 1:08 pm

Great movie. Didn’t know they filmed it there. Now I can visit that place soon…

DaveM on October 16, 2019 at 12:07 pm

The Kings (lobby and auditorium) is featured in the movie Joker. (The exteriors and bathroom were shot elsewhere.) It looks fantastic (as it does in real life — I was there with the THS tour this summer.)

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on September 11, 2019 at 1:36 pm

I see the editor has been in here sweeping away some of the cruddier comments…

Orlando on September 11, 2019 at 8:13 am

Tick…tock….tick…tock goes the clock.

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on July 29, 2019 at 9:59 am

The Daily News reported yesterday that Kings management has been experimenting with the presentation of “intimate” lounge acts in its vast lobby. On July 19th, comedian Ray Dejon performed before a sold-out crowd of 200 filling the space to capacity, according to the article displayed here

Quijibo on December 9, 2018 at 2:01 pm

I went there last night. What a beautiful theater. So rich and grand. I spent half the afternoon just staring at the walls and ceiling. I don’t remember seeing it before the renovation. I took many pictures.

Orlando on October 26, 2018 at 11:05 am


THE KINGS THEATRE Management is about to take over their neighbor the Former FLATBUSH SAVINGS BANK when the bank ceases operations on December 19, 2018! The bank has been operated as an ASTORIA Savings Bank and more recently as FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK which took over Astoria in a merger. This tidbit hit my ears at 1:15 PM this afternoon. The bank is a landmark building but I don’t know if its' interior is (like the DIME SAVINGS BANK) in downtown. What will happen here is yet to be found out but let me take a guess, a BAR and eatery for folks who are already to line up for the evening show or after the show for drinks and light finger food. With their “B” grade at the theatre what grade would they recieve if it becomes that?

Anyway a BAR will not happen at the bank building because their is a bar on the corner of the next block called "BAR" and a fine restaurant called Delroy's just a few doors down on Duryea

St. which serves fine food and has a bar too! The KINGS already has seven BAR stations in the theatre besides its outdoor smoking area for shows now serves liquor and foods outdoors prior and to 12 Midnight during show days.

 The neighborhood does not want any more BARS in this area and will fight all liquor licenses requests for this bank building! We won't be caught being prepared this time.
                 The greed for LIQOUR money must be stopped now before it starts to develope. And remember this is if it becomes a bar, but i can't see as anthing else.


stevenj on May 4, 2018 at 12:11 pm

“Required to lift and carry items 50 pounds or heavier, often up and down stairs”

Seems like this is the requirement that could disqualify many.

Luis Vazquez
Luis Vazquez on May 4, 2018 at 10:25 am

There is NOTHING wrong with requiring someone to speak more than one language. It makes you MORE valuable, not less.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on May 4, 2018 at 5:30 am

Exactly when did you think that couldn’t be required in this country? You can also require the applicant to speak English AND Spanish.

BobbyS on May 3, 2018 at 9:27 pm

WoW !! Have to speak English. Never read that before. Can you you really say that today? It’s about time.

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on May 3, 2018 at 1:08 pm

The Kings currently has employment opportunities for people with bartending experience or eagerness to learn. Listing here

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on March 3, 2018 at 7:27 am

Benjamin Mellniker, who joined Loew’s as an usher at the Kings Theatre and eventually became its chief legal counsel, has died at age 104. More details here

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on February 14, 2018 at 6:55 am

Mayor Bill de Blasio gave his annual “State of the City” speech at the Kings Theatre last night. Complete video coverage with many views of the auditorium can be seen here

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on January 22, 2018 at 9:56 am

A brief video tour of the rejuvenated Kings Theatre can be viewed here

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on November 16, 2017 at 6:54 pm

I don’t know, “THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER” sounds pretty Brooklyn to me.

Orlando on November 4, 2017 at 8:09 am

Yes,it is my blood and thank you for your words. There are those who will stomp on you and try to wipe you out for credit. I don’t answer to them. I am true to myself and say what is the truth. I answer to my wisdon and knowledge. A theatre that has been in my life for over fifty years and I fought for with a “Breakfast with the Arts” episode in 2005 surely outweighs any management that operates and manages it. I was born way before them. They will never no the experince of seeing movies at the Loew’s Kings that I did. That experience comes once in a lifetime and what they have know is ten liquor bars in the space, that’s all they care about. The shows are for out-of-Brooklyners, who love the shows and the theatre. Otherwise the Kings Theatre does not serve the Brooklyn population and they (the locals) know it.

markp on November 3, 2017 at 11:00 am

Orlando, sorry to hear this. I like you, have memories of some old theatres here in NJ. I am now the house projectionist at the Union County Arts Center, and I try to get more classic films in there. I am also trying to get equipment installed and running at the Brook Arts Center in Bound Brook. Lots of hurdles. Money. Management. But I will not give up. I, like you, have it in our blood.

Orlando on November 3, 2017 at 8:25 am

John Gibson Whitely who had a bad experience at the Kings Theatre on April 9 has submitted one comment to cinema treasures on that date. He is obviously a phony, using a pyseudinum. Just click on his comment. I believe a jealous THS member associated to Loew’s Jersey posted this comment. The initials are S.T. He was in the audience that evening. I defended the staff and disclaim this frauds comment. I have resigned the Kings Theatre which I was involved in long before ACE was in the picture. While I enjoyed my two plus years there, I cannot condone the upper managements running of the theatre which I am still truly fond of. Byn the way, there was a building situation which cost $2,5000,000 to repair neglected by management which could have led to lose of life. I am glad that I put the lives of patrons and the staff above the pettiness of management. Now, after six months, management has banned me from the theatre even with a ticket. My efforts to save my Kings Theatre means much more that the management that runsit. Esta la vista!