The city broke ground eight months ago on its restoration of the historic Loew's Kings Theater in Flatbush, which closed in 1977 and has been deteriorating ever since. This week, Gizmodo's Nick Stango got a look inside the 1920s movie palace and took some mid-restoration pictures. While the theater still has a ways to go, the results so far are impressive to say the least. The main amphitheater is currently filled to the brim with scaffolding, which supports a makeshift floor a few feet from the incredibly ornate ceiling, allowing workers to restore the gold-trimmed details up close. The project is expected to be completed in 2014.
· Inside the Restoration of Brooklyn's Glamorous Temple of Cinema [Gizmodo]
· Historic Loew's Theater Renovation; 55 Hope Street Update [Curbed]