Kings Theatre

Greenlight partners with the historic restored Kings Theatre on Flatbush Avenue to host exciting artists, thinkers and entertainers in a ravishing Art Deco palace in the heart of Brooklyn.  Past guests have include Ta-Nehisi Coates.  Guests are encouraged to arrive early for all Kings Theatre events to pass through security check and enjoy the opulent visuals and fine concessions in the Kings Theatre lobby. More about Kings Theatre

See below for details about upcoming events.



Monday, October 15, 7:30 PM (doors 6:30 PM)
Book Launch: Pete Souza presents Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents

Former White House Photographer Pete Souza presents his new photography collection Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents at this exclusive pre-publication book launch! Souza, the Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama, captured imaginations with his previous collection of photographs Obama: An Intimate Portrait. His new book Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents (to be published on October 16, 2018 by Little, Brown & Co.) collects photos from Souza's wildly popular Instagram account, in which he juxtaposes images from Obama’s presidency with tweets, headlines, quotes, and other material from the first 500 days of the Trump administration. Souza presents his new book with an exclusive pre-publication launch event at the gorgeously restored historic Kings Theatre on Brooklyn’s Flatbush Avenue, showcasing his iconic images on the big screen with a talk and audience Q&A.

All tickets include a copy of the book, to be distributed at the event. VIP ticketholders can meet Souza at a special pre-event reception. Tickets $30-$70 (book included) through Ticketmaster or Kings Theatre box office. More information at

Doors open at 5:30 for VIP TICKETHOLDERS for the 6 PM reception with Pete Souza. Show your ticket or seating locator to pick up your copy of Shade and ushers will then direct you to the reception area, where you can meet Pete Souza and have your book signed!  Please note the reception ends at 7:00 PM so please be on time in order to get your book signed; you will have plenty of time to find your seat for the show following the reception.

All ticketholders: Doors open at 6:30 PM for ALL TICKETHOLDERS the 7:30 show.  Please arrive early to pass through security and pick up the copy of Shade included with your ticket! Show your ticket or seating locator at the Greenlight Bookstore table to pick up your book; books include a bookplate signed by Pete Souza. 





Tuesday, October 30, 7:30 PM
Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock) and Michael Diamond (Mike D) present Beastie Boys Book: Live & Direct
With Mix Master Mike and other special guests

Beastie Boys Book is a panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys for the first time in the bandmembers' own words.  With a style as distinctive and eclectic as a Beastie Boys album, Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock) and Michael Diamond (Mike D) mix their personal recollections with an overwhelming assortment of rare photos and original illustrations, a cookbook by chef Roy Choi, a graphic novel, a map of Beastie Boys’ New York, mixtape playlists, and contributions from Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Luc Sante, and many more surprises. Tonight’s live event will feature readings, a conversation between Mike D, Ad-Rock and a special guest moderator, plus a Q&A - all with a live score provided by Mix Master Mike. Fans will also be able to enjoy a brand new Beastie Boys exhibit in the Kings Theatre lobby, curated by Beastie Boys & Beyond the Streets.

All tickets include a copy of the book, to be distributed at the event. Tickets $75 plus applicable fees and taxes through Ticketmaster or Kings Theatre box office.


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