Attention all of our wonderful New York blog readers!
The magnificent King’s Theatre in Brooklyn, New York has reopened and has scheduled a number of tours, twice monthly into May.
This incredibly opulent theatre was opened in 1929 as one of the five original Loew’s Wonder Theatres. Kings Theatre was initially a movie palace offering movie together with stage shows supporting the film attractions, which was the standard at that time in film exhibition in large prestige theatres.
Closed in 1979, a victim of changing entertainment tastes, population changes and its own vast size (3055 seats), it lay forgotten, unused and deteriorating for decades. Thankfully in 2013 a comprehensive multi-million dollar restoration began and it reopened in 2015 with live music performances.
The 75-minute tour unveils historical and architectural highlights, beginning in the majestic grand lobby. You’ll be shown through ornate speakeasy lounges and both levels of the huge auditorium. Music fans will be treated to an up-close glimpse of the fabulous Robert Morgan Wonder Organ as well as hearing about the daily workings of the theatre. Tour members have the chance to upgrade their experience with two drinks and access to one of the theatre’s private speakeasies for a post-tour chill-out.
Tours take place on selected Saturdays until 28 May at 1.00pm local time. Please note that proof of COVID vaccination is required to join these tours. Standard tickets cost $20.00 plus fees.
If I were in New York, I’d jump on this before they all sell out.
You can find more information and tickets availability at the Kings’ website here