facade detail, Loew's Kings Theatre (1929), 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York

French Renaissance 3,690-seat movie palace inspired by Palace of Versailles and Paris Opera House, designed by Rapp and Rapp, Chicago • facade is glazed terra cotta • possibly first theater designed specifically for talking picture presentation • one of 5 Loews NYC "Wonder Theaters" • Barbra Streisand said to have been usher here in 50s • interior photos (marioletto flickr set) • plans for $70MM restoration • projected to host 200-250 productions/yr • WikipediaCinema TreasuresFacebook

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Taken on January 5, 2010