Originally opening in 1929 as one of the five original “Loew’s Wonder Theatres,” the Loew’s Kings Theatre was one of the most lavish theatres in the nation. Designed by architectural masters Rapp & Rapp with interior design by Harold W. Rambusch, the Loew’s Kings Theatre hosted cinema and live performance in Brooklyn on Flatbush Avenue.
The comprehensive renovation of this historic treasure is a cornerstone for redevelopment of a resurgent area of Brooklyn. Akustiks designed the acoustical and audio/video aspects of the renovation of the historic theatre, technically modern stagehouse and stunning lobby spaces. The theater reopened with a gala performance of Diana Ross on February 3, 2015.
Project Location: Brooklyn, NY
Project Name: Kings Theatre Brooklyn
Architect: OTJ Architects (formerly Martinez+Johnson Architecture)
Theatre Consultant: Schuler Shook
Project Year: 2015
Project Size: 310,500 sq ft
Project Cost: US $93,000,000
- TITLE III ADA Sapolin Public Accommodation Award, 2015
- Building Design + Construction Platinum Award for Reconstruction, 2015
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