In the long life of Brooklyn's neglected Loew's Kings Theater, which shuttered in 1978, a year is practically nothing. So fans can start getting excited right about now for the theater's restoration and reopening as a performance venue. The site prep work for the Flatbush project has begun, Brooklyn Borough Prez Marty Markowitz is expected to tell the world in tonight's State of the Borough address, and construction on the $70M project should start next year, right on (the delayed version of the) schedule. The venue could ultimately host 250 events per year. According to the Post, the beep himself took his first date there back in the day, for anyone who's looking to emulate him in non-food matters.
· Plans to turn majestic Loews King theater into 'next Apollo' are well under way, says Markowitz [NYP]
· Theater Gets New Lease on Life [Curbed]