Posts Tagged ‘ theater ’

The Charles/Bijou Theatre

Built in 1926, the Bijou Theatre (which would later be known as the Charles) originally served as a film house, though by the end of its days was used by a church. It now sits, stripped, waiting for demolition to be completed to make way for a new church and high rise apartments.

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Loews Kings Theatre- stage

Part three of my photos from the Loews Kings Theatre. For an in depth history on the place, take a look at my friend’s blog post here, my previous posts include the lobby and mezzanine as well as a general overview.

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Loews Kings Theatre- Lobby

A detailed view of the lobby and mezzanine levels of the Loew’s Kings Theatre in Flatbush, Brooklyn as a followup to my previous post on the location.

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Loew’s Kings Theatre- Brooklyn

This is a teaser post featuring a few shots over the past couple years from the Loew’s Kings movie palace, located in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Two separate full posts, documenting both the theatre itself as well as the mezzanine and lobby spaces will  be coming in the next few days. The theatre is currently in the process of being renovated back into a performing arts space. Designed by Harold W. Rambusch and constructed by the Rapp Brothers in a french-inspired Baroque style, the Kings was one of the five Loew’s Wonder Theatres, constructed as flagship venues for the Loew’s company and only built in New York City metropolitan area. The Kings is the only of the five that remains vacant, though fortunately all five are still standing.

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The Victory Theatre, Holyoke MA

The Victory Theatre, located in Holyoke, Massachusetts was originally constructed in 1920 as a movie house and performance space, showcasing both vaudeville and silent films. A pit, located at the front of the stage housed the Victory Symphony Orchestra which played during screenings and performances. One of eight theaters that thrived in the time of silent film and vaudeville, it switched to a solely movie theater in 1931 until its closure in  1979.

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