Vogue Theatre

2010 West Jefferson Boulevard,
Dallas, TX 75208

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dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on October 22, 2013 at 4:51 am

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 9, 2011 at 5:05 am

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 7:11 pm

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

matermama
matermama on May 30, 2010 at 4:49 pm

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 9:58 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 7:51 pm

March 22nd, 1949 opening ad is at View link

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 14, 2009 at 7:22 am

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 14, 2009 at 5:21 am

please disregard the last link post this is the correct one.
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UnknownCinemaDude
UnknownCinemaDude on June 14, 2009 at 5:19 am

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 16, 2009 at 6:04 am

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 29, 2008 at 12:02 am

recent pic showing the church:

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lrostochil
lrostochil on July 11, 2008 at 6:35 pm

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 9:19 pm

A 1986 view of the Vogue Theater in Dallas.

Michael
Michael on March 19, 2008 at 1:07 am

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

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 1, 2007 at 1:54 am

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