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When renovations first began on the Loew's Kings Theatre in Flatbush in 2013, the place was a mess. The theatre, built in 1928 but vacant for almost forty years, had been repeatedly looted. When it rained, water would leak through the ceiling to pool among the once-plush theatre seats. All but one of the original chandelier fixtures (pictured above) were missing. But after a $94 million restoration, in which every detail of the once-opulent...
Despite denial from management, what once was a beautiful seven-story movie palace in Coney Island is now home to squatters. On Tuesday, the Daily News made their way inside the Shore Theater on Surf Avenue and discovered a woman sleeping inside on a mattress, among other traces of temporary residence. Though the exterior was restored, the decaying interior is facing much neglect. Owner Jasmine Brullard, who inherited the theater in 2013 from her late father Horace...

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