Coney Island amphitheater looms at the boardwalk near former Childs Restaurant

Coney Island amphitheater looms at the boardwalk near former Childs Restaurant

“America’s Playground” is about to welcome another entertainment venue to its ranks: an outdoor concert hall. The grand opening weekend for the Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk begins July 1.

Located at West 21st Street, the venue joins a minor league baseball team (the Brooklyn Cyclones), an amusement park (Luna Park) and a famous hot dog restaurant (Nathan’s, of course) on the Coney Island Boardwalk.

The 5,000-seat amphitheater also features a rooftop bar, an indoor restaurant and a park area for visitors who aren’t paying to see the show. The stage and indoor elements are housed in the former Childs Building, an historic Coney Island institution built in 1923 that was home to Childs Restaurant until the early 1950s.

The site is still under construction, but we got a sneak peak. Take a look around.

Georgia Kral