Today at noon Mayor Bloomberg, Borough President Marty Markowitz and other officials will attend the ceremonial groundbreaking for the $93 million restoration of the Loew’s Kings Theatre. The theater, which opened in 1929 and closed in 1978, has been in disrepair for decades. The start of these renovations have been a long time coming. Back in 2006 we wrote about the Economic Development Corporation’s request for expression of interest in renovating the theater. Three years ago the city decided to work with Houston-based ACE Theatrical Group, which has restored a number of historic theaters around the country. The new theater, when open, will host 250 performances and community events each year. The restoration is expected to be completed in late 2014.
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