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Shore Theater Designation Needs Council Approval

Shore Theater

MAS testified before the City Council’s Landmarks, Public Siting and Maritime Uses Subcommittee on Tuesday, to urge the Council to uphold the Landmark Preservation Commission’s designation of Coney Island’s Shore Theater. Opened in 1925, this neo-Renaissance Revival theater and office building has been vacant for 30 years, but the building remains remarkably intact. Located across the street from the major subway station, this building has the potential to become a great performance space for theater and live shows once again. Citywide preservationists see the 2,500-seat theater as an essential part of the character and quality of a revitalized amusement district and the city’s efforts to reinvigorate Coney Island.

MAS has been involved in the preservation of Coney Island’s historic assets since the city began the area’s rezoning process several years ago.