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Good thing they tore it down. I still remember when they wouldn’t let me in to see “Blazin Saddles” when I was 13. It was rated “M” and my sister was with me. She wasn’t my “real” guardian, so they blocked me. Lousy seatin and it smelled anyway.
Well, though I haven’t been to the Vogue in years (I moved from Indy in 1987), when I left it as a bar, it was better than it was when it was a theater. Growing up on the north side in the 60s and 70s, I saw many movies at the Vogue, the last being “Escape from the Planet of the Apes.” I remember it being run down even in the 60s and never had the grandeur of the Indiana, or the screen dynamics of the Eastwood.
It’s better off as a bar!
My parents took me to see the re-release of Ben Hur around 1967 at the Indiana. I have very few memories of great theaters. Indiana was one of them. I was amazed at the architecture when I came in and I still remember to this day the intermission with orange juice served in plastic containers shaped like an orange. The statues, drapes, chairs – it was very magical. It was a beautiful experience.
It should be restored to its original grandeur!
I remember few theaters and movies in Indy (maybe Ben Hur at the old Indiana Theater downtown) like I do standing in line many,many time for several hours with buddies from North Central to see Star Wars (later Empire Strikes Back). Wow that 70mm screen was amazing! The guy driving kept flashing his lights “blasting” on-coming cars.
I wish theaters like Eastwood were still around!