Wednesday, October 24, 2018

A Tour of the Iconic Kings Theatre

Join the DLFNY for a presentation and backstage tour of the storied and recently restored Kings Theatre in Brooklyn.

Upon its inception in 1929, the Loew's Kings Theatre was one of the most exquisite theatres in the nation. Originally designed by architectural masters Rapp & Rapp with interior design by Harold W. Rambusch, the theatre was truly an ornate spectacle for the masses.

In 2013, Martinez + Johnson Architecture, based in Washington, D.C., was selected as the architectural firm for the ineffable restoration project. Today, the $95 million project features an authentic restoration of the 1929 design. Along with a recreation of the historic lighting fixtures, the original plaster and painting schemes have been restored, and vintage carpet and seating have been reproduced. The restoration of this former movie palace marks the rebirth of an historic venue into a state-of-the-art performance space.



Date October 24, 2018

Steven Ehrenberg, Director of Production, Kings Theatre
Michael DiBlasi, Project Consultant and Architectural Lighting Designer


6:00 reception
7:00 tour


1027 Flatbush Avenue, between Tilden & Duryea
Brooklyn, NY 11226


DLFNY members & students: $10
Non-members: $25, or $10 with new $50 membership

Space is limited. Register here. Registration deadline: Tuesday, October 23.


Save the Dates

Monday, November 12

Spyscape Museum:
Classified Lighting Secrets Revealed!

Details to follow


Thursday, December 6

The DLFNY Annual Holiday party


Events of Interest

BE-Ex (Building Energy Exchange)
Tuesday, October 30
9:00 am to 10:30 am

Designing with Light (Efficiently)

A discussion on incorporating efficient industrial lighting design into architecture. The event will feature lighting designer Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn of Studio 1Thousand, a company focused on LED art and technology and best known for its lare scale, architectural illumination installations.

More information here.


The DLFNY is proud to support Phoscope's Recreo De Noche (RDN) pilot project with a $10,000 grant.

Days are short at the tropics, and PhoScope is launching “Recreo de Noche” in Puerto Rico to rapidly deploy solar lighting in community playgrounds for use after sunset. This initiative will serve the immediate recreational and social needs of many Puerto Ricans who are deprived of electrical power and until longer-term utility and infrastructure projects are developed and implemented.

“Recreo de Noche” is a replicable model for the procurement of a set of solar lighting products to community groups who will distribute and install them in collaboration with teams of volunteers. These will assist the process with public discussions and participatory workshops on light and lighting.

PhoScope partnered with Lighting in Action (LIA) and Concepteurs Lumière Sans Frontières (LSF) to implement a pilot project in San Juan with the Corporation del Proyecto ENLACE del Caño Martín Peña (ENLACE) and the local communities in the fall of 2018. The model will then be replicated throughout Puerto Rico.

You can find more information here.

The DLFNY is a charter member of the Parsons Lighting Design Partners program.

2016 Recipient of the IFDA/NY Award for Excellence in Education

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