The Real Deal
February 3, 2011
Restoration begins at famed Brooklyn theater.
Marty Markowitz and the Loews King Theater/Flatbush’s Loews Kings, which once employed Barbara Streisand and Sylvester Stallone as ushers and was the largest movie theater in Brooklyn before it closed in 1978, is set to become "the next Apollo" by 2014. According to the Post, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz is expected to announce in his State of the Borough address tonight that preparation work for the city’s $70 million restoration plan has already begun at the 82-year-old site, with full-on construction slated to start next year. In his prepared remarks, Markowitz, who took his first date to the Kings and attended his own high school graduation there, said the theater will be "the pride of Flatbush and all of Brooklyn" when it is finished.