What used to be a grand movie palace in Brooklyn held its gala re-opening as a theater Tuesday night.

Diana Ross kicked things off at the Kings Theater with a sold out show.

It's a night that's been in the works for years, since the movie theater closed its doors in 1977. 

Representatives from the Kings Theater tell us they're thrilled with the results from the $94 million restoration. 

They hope the 3,200-seat venue will once again become a popular spot.

"We grew up here. This was our neighborhood movie theater. We graduated junior high school from this movie theater," said one woman.

"It has a lot of memories. It's a beautiful theater back then and we can't wait to see it now," another said.

Theater staff say they hope to hold 250 performances a year.