Once one of Brooklyn’s most elegant movie theaters, the Loew’s Kings Theatre is actually a polling place this year. Voters get to cast their ballots underneath the stunning vaulted ceiling and take their selfies in front of the historic marquee. It originally opened in Flatbush as a movie and live performance space in 1929. When multiplex cinemas became popular in the 1950s, the theater lost traction with audiences. It eventually closed in 1977 and the stunning interior fell into disrepair. After an elaborate $95 million restoration, the 3,074-seat theater reopened in 2015 in all its original glory. Classic acts and rising stars alike perform at the ornate theater.
Waiting in line to cast your ballot can be a long and boring experience with most of us heading to schools, churches and YMCA buildings, but some lucky New Yorkers get to vote in the coolest polling sites in NYC.
Instead of checking the boxes in a library, those who live in the voting districts of some historic places, museums, and amazing NYC attractions actually can vote there. If you're curious, the city has a map of polling sites you can check out here.
Scroll down to see the most unique and coolest polling places in NYC.