Ditmas Park/ Midwood/ Flatbush

You can get a free first look inside the Kings Theatre

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See it in real life, not just in pictures. via Kings Theatre Flickr

If you’ve been drooling over pictures of how nice the Kings Theatre looks after its $94-million restoration, you might also be someone who’s chomping at the bit to get inside and see what it looks like. Well, we’ve got good news for you, because you’ll be able to do that and do it for free. Ditmas Park Corner reports that the Church Avenue BID will hook you up with free tickets to see a preview performance at the theatre this Tuesday. All you’ve gotta do is send an email and then put on something warm, because you’re gonna be standing on line.

The show in question is a multi-hyphenate one, celebrating the venue’s restoration with a night of song and dance. Audiences can look forward to institutional groups like The Brooklyn Ballet, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, and a “global tribal jazz funk” band called TriBeCaStan (that’s their description, not ours).

So how do you get these free tickets? First, you have to e-mail info[at]churchavenue.org by tomorrow at 11am with your name, a guest’s name and the ticket pickup time. You’ve got to be able to pick up your ticket vouchers at their box office (2211 Church Avenue) on Monday. An e-mail gets you those two ticket vouchers only “as long as supplies last,” but even that doesn’t guarantee you admission. You’ll still have to wait in line at King’s Theatre (1027 Flatbush Avenue) with all the other ticket-holders day-of: admission to Tuesday’s event is first-come first-serve.

Still, you know that waiting in the cold will be worth it when you’re drowning in Facebook and Instagram likes, so get some wool socks and some handwarmers and prepare to get a look at how much $94 million can spiff up a space.

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