Vogue Theatre in Chula Vista is Officially Closed
CHULA VISTA, CA — The theater is now closed. We want to thank everybody for 61 years of coming to the movies. and ahh… have a good one.
Hello Cinema Treasures,
The Vogue Theatre in Chula Vista, California is now officially closed. The last day of “Now Playing” movies was on July 20, 2006. The building is for sale but I’m not sure for how much. I will find out. The concessions stand still has the ads on the walls, popcorn machine, and window display counters. I just came back from taking pictures. If this is of any interest please tell me how to send them.
I would like to know how I can organize a community meeting to bring this theater back. Possibly by numerous private and city investments, taxes, etc, not sure. I already wrote a letter to the city of Chula Vista about the closing of my beloved Vogue Theater. Below is a copy. If there is anything else I can either do or say please direct suggestions to me.
Dear City Manager,
You may remember my previous letter regarding the lack of development & planning for the cities downtown district.
Recently the Vogue Theater on Third Avenue in the downtown district closed its doors. I’m very disappointed and disgusted with the cities lack of commitment to the city’s history and disgusted because you allowed a city icon to close.
Now I see a for sale sign outside the building which makes me wonder if the future owner will either revitalize and bring back the Vogue Theatre or turn it into a 99 cent store.
Shame on you the City of Chula Vista politicians and others who work for us residents. You allowed a city icon to sit and rot away the way you did. The theater could have done so much better with more support by the residents and I will take partial blame for this. I strongly believe the responsibility of this city is to maintain its historic buildings and icons.
I was also a supporter for the Chargers coming here but now I hope they brush you off just like the Padres did. The little things that make the city great are so overlooked. What is not overlooked is the east side of Chula Vista.
I will keep Cinema Treasures updated,