|Venue name:||Kings Theatre|
1027 Flatbush Ave
|Cross street:||between Duryea Pl and Tilden Ave|
|Transport:||Subway: Q, 2, 5 to Beverly Rd|
Once one of Brooklyn’s most elegant movie theaters, the Loew’s Kings Theatre opened in Flatbush as a movie and live performance space in 1929 but began to decline in the 1950s as multiplex cinemas became popular. The doors were closed in 1977, and the theater fell into disrepair. Now, after an elaborate $93 million renovation, the 3,074-seat theater has reopened, its original glory fully restored. Catch classic acts—Diana Ross played opening night—as well as indie musicians at the classy digs.