Historic Theater To Become Brooklyn’s Prettiest Charter School

07/27/2010 10:35 AM |

Loews Pitkin Theater in Brownsville, Brooklyn

Few things make L Mag staffers sadder than disused Brooklyn cinemas, so Curbed’s visit yesterday to the beautiful 1929 Loew’s Pitkin Theater in Brownsville, which has been sitting vacant and abandoned at Pitkin Avenue and Legion Street for four decades, made us very happy. Exactly how developer POKO Partners plan to turn the building into a charter school while preserving the beautiful interior detailing remains a bit of a mystery, but at least there will once again be kids running down the theater’s aisles.