Vogue Theatre

2010 West Jefferson Boulevard,
Dallas, TX 75208

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dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on October 21, 2013 at 8:51 pm

Robb & Rowley opened the theater, as noted in the comments above, on March 21st, 1949 (private screening) and March 22d (to the public). R&R eventually became United Artists. UA was said to have allowed its lease to lapse on the Vogue. It closed as a dollar house following August 29, 1972 with Skyjacked and Kelly’s Heroes playing for a dollar. The next day, the Texas Theatre just down the street became United Artists' replacement converting it from first run to a dollar house.

Driveintheatre2001
Driveintheatre2001 on December 8, 2011 at 9:05 pm

Sad to say that the Vogue Theatre no longer looks like a Theatre at all. The whole Facade has been renovated. What was originally known as the Bison, later the Vogue, now looks pretty much like a church.. I have a few photos I’ve taken recently I’ll post asap! RAC Photography Randy A Carlisle Historical Photographer

Bryanccc3
Bryanccc3 on June 8, 2010 at 11:11 am

I like how Mexicans will turn anything into a crappy church. :/

matermama
matermama on May 30, 2010 at 8:49 am

The building is still there, owned by a church “La Luz del Mundo” but the whole facade is now destroyed so the owners can make it look more “church-like”. So sad.

Bob Johnston
Bob Johnston on February 19, 2010 at 1:58 pm

•Bison first mentioned in clip from 1928
•Vogue built on site of demolished Bison Theater in 1948
•1050 seats at Vogue
•Cost to build was $200,000
•Robb & Rowley Built
•Now houses a church

rivest266
rivest266 on October 18, 2009 at 11:51 am

March 22nd, 1949 opening ad is at View link

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 13, 2009 at 11:22 pm

The March 21, 1949, issue of Boxoffice Magazine said that the Vogue Theatre opened on March 21 with an invitation-only event for 500 guests. The public opening took place the following night, and the feature film “Blood on the Moon” was shown to a full house.

The Vogue was built by the Robb & Rowley circuit. The theater was in an entirely new building designed by the architectural firm of H.F. Pettigrew & Associates, but was located on the site of the 600-seat Bison Theatre which had been demolished to make way for the new house.

UnknownCinemaDude
UnknownCinemaDude on June 13, 2009 at 9:21 pm

please disregard the last link post this is the correct one.
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UnknownCinemaDude
UnknownCinemaDude on June 13, 2009 at 9:19 pm

a july 1986 photo of the old vogue theatre along with 3 other old photos of dallas theatre’s they can be seen here.
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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 15, 2009 at 10:04 pm

Did they change the sign from Jesus back to Vogue in the mid 80s? That’s what the later 80s photos seem to indicate.

barakepstein
barakepstein on December 28, 2008 at 4:02 pm

recent pic showing the church:

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lrostochil
lrostochil on July 11, 2008 at 10:35 am

Here’s a photo I took of the sign in 1987 or 1988:

http://flickr.com/photos/25726169@N03/2658352363/

DonLewis
DonLewis on April 23, 2008 at 1:19 pm

A 1986 view of the Vogue Theater in Dallas.

Michael
Michael on March 18, 2008 at 6:07 pm

I saw True Grit and The Cowboys here for certain. Two of my brothers attended High School at Sunset.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 30, 2007 at 5:54 pm

This site claims that the Vogue was also called the Bison:
http://tinyurl.com/ywvafs
http://tinyurl.com/yt6a7w