Vogue Theatre

710 Michigan Street NE,
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Opened in 1916 as the Michigan Theatre, it was remdeled and reopend as the Vogue Theatre in 1938. It was an independent theatre. Seating was listed at 440. Independent Theatre Exhibitor Services did the booking for the Vogue Theatre.

The Vogue Theatre closed in 1955 and has been converted to a Chinese Restaurant. Any further information on the Vogue Theatre would be appreciated.

Contributed by Chuck

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 21, 2010 at 3:59 pm

The Vogue opened in 1938. It was a rebuild of a 1923 theater called the Michigan, which had been closed for ten years according to one Boxoffice item about the project. Before and after photos appeared in this article in Boxoffice of October 15, 1938. I can’t find the name of the architect who designed the remodeling, though architects are named for the other two remodeling projects featured in the article.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 16, 2012 at 9:39 am

The Michigan Theatre was apparently a bit older than the author of the 1938 Boxoffice article I cited earlier thought. Here is an item from the July 15, 1916, issue of The Moving Picture World:

“A new motion picture theater, known as the Michigan theater, and located at Michigan street and Grand avenue, N. E., Grand Rapids, Mich., was recently opened. The owners and operators, G. H. and C. W. Budde, also are owners of the Alcazar theater on Bridge street, N. W. The new picture house is one of the largest of the outlying theaters, having a seating capacity of 650. The decorations of the cosy interior are rose and steel gray, and ample provision has been made for the comfort of the patrons.”
The 1938 photo of the Vogue in Boxoffice has been moved to this link.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on June 26, 2012 at 2:47 pm

The Vogue Theatre was featured in this 1941 trade ad: boxofficemagazine

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 26, 2012 at 7:49 pm

The photos of the Vogue in Boxoffice of October 15, 1938, mentioned in my previous comment, are now at this link.

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