Kings Theater originally opened its doors back in 1929. It was a very ornate movie and live performance theater that was considered one of the most prominent performing art space in Brooklyn. Unfortunately, after the depression, attendance was in steady decline for many years and in 1977 the theater had to close its doors. They remained closed for 37 years until the city decided this theater was worth saving and reopening. In 2015, after a $95 million renovation, Kings Theater opened its doors again and has become a new source of culture and arts for the Flatbush neighborhood in Brooklyn.
I went there for the first time this fall to see Bon Iver and I was completely blown away by how beautiful the interior was. The ceiling and walls are covered in amazingly detailed designs originating from 1929. The theater itself is quite large and is a great space to see any form of live entertainment. They offer a variety of concerts, historical tours and happy hours, and even some comedy shows!