Project Type(s): Arts, Community, Historic Rehabilitation, and Theaters
Project Year: 2012
CDE(s): United Fund Advisors
NMTC amount: $10,000,000
Total Project Costs: $93,940,648
Loew's Kings Theatre ('Loew's') was built in Brooklyn, New York, in 1929. It closed in 1977 after falling into disrepair. The complete historic renovation of Loew's 3,200-seat theater includes the expansion of the stage house and operational areas, and increasing the theater's size from 68,000 square feet to approximately 89,000 square feet. The theater's auditorium and foyer will be retained, restored, and modernized allowing Loew's to host 200 to 250 performances a year which will include concerts, dance, theater, comedy and other live shows. Located in a low-income community and distressed census tract of Brooklyn, Loew's is the largest indoor theater in Brooklyn and serves as both a cultural hub and catalyst for economic growth along Flatbush Avenue and throughout Central Brooklyn.