Vogue Theatre

6675 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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haineshisway on August 15, 2008 at 9:03 am

That was probably a lot back then – if it’s still 13 mil I can’t imagine why a studio wouldn’t buy it and restore it and make it a flagship house like the El Capitan. All they need to do is make one piece of crap less for the year and voila.

William on August 15, 2008 at 8:11 am

Bruce, When I closed the house as a the Hollywood Pacific in the 90' they were asking around $13 Million for the building.

haineshisway on August 14, 2008 at 8:25 pm

I’ve heard this comment before about trying to sell Pacific’s. What is the asking price?

Rolando on August 14, 2008 at 8:16 pm

Thanks for the input; when did Million Dollar cease being a church?
I hear the theatre Dr. Gene Scott was in is not longer holding services; am I mistaken on that?


William on August 14, 2008 at 5:53 pm

The Vogue and Fox are turning into some kind of clubs. The Ritz is very small and the Vine’s owner wants any kind of money, if it does not cost him anything out of his pocket to put back into it. (very thifty person) None of those four theatres (Fox,Vogue,Ritz or Vine have stages) The Ricardo Montalban and the Music Box/Henry Fonda were built with stages from the start. It’s mainly the cost of redoing the Pacific, that is stopping that house from returning fully into operation. The theatres along Broadway are better suited as stage theatres, because some of them have small to middle size stages. Million Dollar has returned, the Los Angeles would make a Great house for shows and the State too.

In New York the large Broadway houses doing musicals range from 1000 to 1935 seats.

Rolando on August 14, 2008 at 4:00 pm

Thanks for the reply William. My point is that the smaller venues would be perfect for plays. Ever try hearing a play at the Wilshire? Talk about a barn. Perhaps a letter to the L.A. Conservancy or Hollywood Chamber of Commerce might be in order. Not that it would do much.

William on August 14, 2008 at 3:11 pm

Well the cost of putting a large Broadway style production on is very high. So those productions need larger size full stage theatres like the Pantages, Mark Tapper Forum the former Wilshire and the razed Shubert Theatre. The Fox, Vogue, Ritz, Vine Theatres are much to small for a true Broadway size musical production. The Pacific Theatre is the right size and would need to enlarge the stage area and remove the 1978 tri-plex remodeling to work. The problem with the Pacific is that it would cost alot of money to return it back to a single stage/screen theatre. Pacific Theatres has been trying to sell the theatre for almost 20 years.

Rolando on August 14, 2008 at 1:45 pm

Why can’t all these theatres be converted to legit stages? “Wicked” is closing at the Pantages in January of 2009 to make room for “Mama Mia”, “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Grease” among others. What gives? These shows have played the L.A. area many times through the years. The Pacific Theatre is big enough to handle Broadway musicals. Just as they saved the Ricardo Montalban Theatre, formerly the Dootlittle and Huntington-Hartford, I’m sure the Fox, Vogue, Ritz, Vine and Pacific can be converted. They did that to the Henry Fonda. I’m all for saving Hollywood, so let’s save what’s there. Anybody remember seeing “A Chorus Line” at the Las Palmas back in the early 80s? It was awesome. And not that theatre just sits there.


dialloriddle on July 23, 2008 at 1:31 am

Too be clear, anything in the Vogue is preferable to what we have now, which is nothing.

William on April 24, 2008 at 4:24 pm

Pacific Theatres has been trying to sell that building for the last 20 years. It would cost alot to undo the damage that was done in the tri-plexing back in 1978.

monika on April 24, 2008 at 4:06 pm

I too strongly dislike those trees. Trees on Hollywood Blvd. at all, come on…..
My vote goes to the Pacific to be the next on the renovation list, it’s visually the least sorry looking one of the lot!

Simon Overton
Simon Overton on April 24, 2008 at 2:18 pm

Another (nameless) theater I was associated with had the same old problem of trees blocking complete view of the marquee.

A little while after drilling some holes near the base, iron filings were then added and watered regularly… then, the trees gradually gave up living and were promptly removed by the city. Vwalla!

Bway on April 2, 2008 at 9:26 am

While I like trees, isn’t it ridiculous that they would have planted them in front of a theater marquee? Don’t people think when they are laying these tree locations out?

vokoban on March 25, 2008 at 6:49 pm

Joe, I went to a restaurant in Bangkok once called Bed where you sit on a bed and eat your dinner while strange performers walk around and do their thing. Very strange place but good food. From some of the descriptions above, they better wash down the Vogue with lots of Lysol before they start serving food in there.

LAphotographer on March 25, 2008 at 5:39 pm

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LAphotographer on March 25, 2008 at 5:31 pm

Part 2, Photos of interior circa 1981-83

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LAphotographer on March 25, 2008 at 5:29 pm

Photos of interior circa 1981-83
in two parts.
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William on March 25, 2008 at 4:41 pm

It sounds likes the normal patrons along Hollywood Blvd. that went to the Vine, World, Fox and the Egyptian twin on Saturday nights.

kencmcintyre on March 25, 2008 at 4:28 pm

What an annoying website. I can’t click on the little ball fast enough to get the city I want. Not user friendly at all.

kencmcintyre on March 25, 2008 at 4:26 pm

It sounds like the Roman Empire. The Huns should be storming the gates any day now.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 25, 2008 at 4:11 pm
*"Patrons eat and drink on actual beds while watching edgy performers (dominatrixes, opera singers, midgets on bicycles, etc.) during lavish multi-course meals."*

Does anybody else think this sounds like it could be some improv group’s parody of an arty, 1970s soft-core Euro-porn movie?

But it’s a real place, not a parody, and judging from their website, the reality is even sillier and more pretentious than I could have imagined. Take a look at this gem from their flash-based online “magazine” for example:
[quote][em]“hold fast to dreams
for if dreams die
life is a broken
winged bird
that cannot fly”[/em][/quote]
The poor Vogue!

vokoban on March 24, 2008 at 8:36 pm

Supper club….hmmmm

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meheuck on November 27, 2007 at 11:03 pm

I think a prankster just managed to rearrange some of the letters left behind on the marquee.

danagoodyear on November 27, 2007 at 9:50 pm

Does anyone know the meaning of the current marquis lettering on the Vogue? It reads:


I assume that LORD XEMU is a reference to the Church of Scientology, but does anyone know who might’ve posted it and why? (I think I understand from previous posts that the MDN sign with a green star is left over from the filming of a Mountain Dew commercial in the theater several years ago.)

Is the theater currently used for projects (commercial, artistic, whatever) like the ones described above or is it now just in liquor-license limbo and shuttered day and night?

Thanks so much for any insights you can offer.