Rastafarian church moves into former theater in Crown Heights

A historic theater is now home to a Rastafarian church in Crown Heights.The former Black Lady Theater is on Nostrand Avenue and the Nya-Binghi Church

CROWN HEIGHTS - A historic theater is now home to a Rastafarian church in Crown Heights.

The former Black Lady Theater is on Nostrand Avenue and the Nya-Binghi Church uses the theater's second floor as a place to worship.

Members say the religion was started by an African queen named Nya-Binghi. They say drumming is a major part of their service, which is held on Saturdays at 9 p.m. and lasts through the night.

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