NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The city is planning to put about $94 million into restoring the historic Loew’s Kings Theatre which closed in 1977.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz broke ground on the restoration of the 3,200-seat theater.
“This will be the Radio City Music Hall of Brooklyn and it will be just as spectacular,” Bloomberg said.
The movie house which opened in 1929 was inspired by the Palace of Versailles and the Paris Opera House.
“It’s a beautiful building, I’ve always thought so,” one Brooklynite said. “There’s a lot of history here, there’s a lot of culture.”