The gorgeous, old (and at long last restored) Kings Theatre in Flatbush will reopen to the public in early 2015, and the woman helping bring life back into the venue for the first time in four decades is none other than Diana Ross.
The theater, which originally opened in 1929 but shut down around 40 years ago, was one of New York’s five “Wonder Theaters," and has recently been restored to its original grandeur. (Here's what it looked like while it was sitting in abandonment). Once it has reopened, the venue will host performances—including music, dance, theatre, and comedy—and provide "a resource to foster and support creativity in the area, creating jobs and attracting thousands of visitors to the neighborhood." It will also become the largest theater in Brooklyn, with over 3,000 seats.
"An Evening With Diana Ross" is the inaugural concert, and will take place on February 3rd—tickets will go on sale Friday, December 12th at noon via Ticketmaster and KingsTheatre.com.
Here's a huge bonus: as part of its Grand Opening Celebration, the Kings Theatre will also host free events, including open houses and theatre tours.