Vogue Theatre

383 River Street,
Manistee, MI 49660

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longislandmovies on July 7, 2006 at 6:36 pm

great to see this back !11

Britarchivist on July 7, 2006 at 4:59 pm

BTW heres a photo of the vogue from about a year ago.
View link

Britarchivist on July 7, 2006 at 4:41 pm

July 7th 2006.
The Vouge Theatre reopened at 7:20 tonight to a fully sold out (500+) showing of Pirates of The Carribean.A second show follows at 10:20.
To follow updates on the theatre go to myspace.com/karahere

theBigE on June 29, 2006 at 3:06 am

As of 6-28-06, the Vogue is scheduled for a “Grand Reopening” on July 7, 2006.

chazowth2378 on May 21, 2005 at 8:16 pm

Great link!

The last movie to show @ the Vogue was Fever Pitch, so it closed just recently.

Also, the entire front wall needs to be rebuilt according to a Manistee building inspector. The problemm is much worse than a little falling stucco. A lot of people have been calling about buying the property. Most want to convert it into something else.

$270,000 only seems like a steal because it doesn’t take into account the tens of thousands of dollars it will cost to restore it to safe working order. Not to mention all the cosmetic work the building needs inside and out.

I wonder if there is anything that the city can do to keep it from being sold to someone who would just tear it down? I have even heard that that single building was a big part of the reason that the city of Manistee was granted some special “historical city” status.

It would be such a shame to see it suffer more abuse than it already has, apparently the last renters ran it into the ground.

Anyway, sort of a sad day for anyone who loves architecture or cinema.

longislandmovies on May 12, 2005 at 5:02 am

Theater is now closed, but still for sale

jordanvincent99 on February 17, 2005 at 7:07 pm

Here is some information on The Vogue that I was able to pull up.
The list price was $245,000, Sq Ft-TF Apx 6,930

THE VOGUE. Nastalgic Theatre in the heart of downtown Manistee. Originally opened January 12, 1938 & continues to show 1st-run movies on 2 separate screens in the 2-story building. Updated electrical. Nat. Gas heating system inspected every year w/ back-up boiler. CENTRAL AIR. Kelmar Stereo Sound System. Seats 528 ppl down & 247 up. Four bathrooms including one handicapped. Currently leased for $28,000+ PER YEAR. (SELLER WILL LOOK AT ALL OFFERS!!!)

I believe that it is still for sale however it may have expired. It would be very nice to see this theatre restored.

Jacker on February 12, 2005 at 7:45 pm

Any new news on this theatre. I had a freind that vacationed and said it is a beautiful theatre but needs alot of TLC. The theatre needs a lot of work to be done the price is a little high, hence why it is still on sale!
A twin in that shape with the number sit is probably doing shoudl not be offered for more than 200,000!

longislandmovies on November 5, 2004 at 12:23 pm

ITS listed for sale at boxsoffice magazine.

rolloadams on November 5, 2004 at 11:35 am

The Vogue is a beautiful relic of bygone days. It has traces of an Art Deco/Art Moderne style, but a lot has fallen into disrepair or has been changed around. There’s traces of original wall painting designs in the main theatre, and the second upstairs theatre is merely a large balcony that was converted into another theatre (it has a much smaller screen than the downstairs theatre, which has a screen of ample size). New carpet was put in quite awhile ago, but it has since become threadbare and worn, especially on the stairs. I believe the seats are indeed original, but are quite in need of repair. Many are merely hard springs covered with makeshift padding and duct tape. The exterior of the theatre is lovely, with the original marquee. The outside could be brightened a bit with some cleaning and fresh paint, but on the whole it is still striking and quite nostalgic.

On the whole, this is a great old theatre in a very peaceful and historically valuable town (Manistee was a lumber-baron’s paradise in the 19th century, and is filled with grand houses, churches, and public buildings). In the summer, Manistee gets a lot of tourism (it’s right on Lake Michigan and has historical appeal), but the locals frequent the Vogue year round. I know that we’d all like to see the Vogue spruced up… a restoration is long overdue. The highlights of the theatre include cool original tiling at the entrance and inside the lobby, original chairs, and nice lights. From what I can see, the walls originally had a very striking design which would be wonderful to reproduce… they’re highly worn now. Overall, the place needs paint inside and out, new carpets, new upholstery on the chairs, new bathrooms (they’re horribly outdated and notorious in Manistee for almost always being “Out of Order”), and an owner dedicated to its improvement and dedication.

If the price is really $275,000, that’s a steal, and I know that there are many people in Manistee (including myself) who would love to see it restored. All in all, it is a wonderful, functional theatre that could be much more classy and historical with a bit of renovation.

longislandmovies on October 16, 2004 at 5:25 am


longislandmovies on October 9, 2004 at 5:55 am

seems like anice theater , anyone know the auditorium sizes?

longislandmovies on October 8, 2004 at 10:26 pm

the web site says they have a pop of 24,ooo.oo? Maybe thats the township?

longislandmovies on October 7, 2004 at 6:23 pm

This theater is for sale.

longislandmovies on October 6, 2004 at 6:20 pm