ACE plans to return the theater, which is located at 1025-1035 Flatbush Avenue, to its former glory as a classic 20th century movie palace and hopes it will become the centerpiece of a revitalized Flatbush. The restoration process, so far, has been a grueling three-year rehabilitation involving the repair and replacement of the theatre’s glass and mirrors, ornate plaster walls, wood paneling, glazed terra-cotta ornamental façade and high, curved ceilings.
When the restoration is complete in 2014, ACE plans to host about 200 to 250 productions a year. This will include concerts, films, dance and performing arts presentations and musical and comedy shows, as well as community events that reflect Brooklyn’s impressive diversity.
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