Vogue Theatre

918 Granville Street,
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L2

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Vogue Theatre

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Opened on April 16, 1941 as a first-run movie house, the 1,347-seat Art Moderne style Vogue Theatre was taken over by Odeon Theatres durring construction. Seating was provided in orchestra and balcony levels. On the splay-walls beside the proscenium were large painted murals. Troughs across the ceiling provided concealed lighting for the auditorium.

It now serves as a popular venue for performing arts, including concerts and Broadway shows, and is known for its superb acoustics and intimate atmosphere.

A 1998 restoration project has brought back the Vogue Theatre’s original appearance, as well as state-of-the-art light and sound systems being installed.

The Vogue Theatre is also home to the Vancouver International Jazz Festival and also the Vancouver International Film Festival.

The theatre is a Heritage Building of the City of Vancouver.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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vic1964
vic1964 on March 23, 2008 at 3:06 am

Lost Memory That is a great shot!

seanjung
seanjung on September 21, 2008 at 5:55 am

Here is a Star Wars ad showing the Vogue Theatre with showtimes. What’s missing is that the original presentation of Star Wars at the Vogue was in 70mm Dolby Stereo.

seanjung
seanjung on September 21, 2008 at 5:58 am

The theatre is said to house at least two ghosts: one that dwells in the basement dressing room and another that lurks in the wing of the left orchestra. Staff often report unexplained noises such as footsteps, but there have also been reports of apparitions of a tall man in a white tuxedo and black bow tie. Allegedly this dapper spectre was even spotted in the aisle by a well-known performer from on stage during the middle of his performance.

lovitz
lovitz on December 24, 2008 at 8:00 am

SeanJung,

Star Wars ( Episode IV ) never had a 70MM engagement during it’s first run in 1977 in Vancouver. I’m 99.5% sure of this.

It did how ever come back re-releases and a charity screening of all three of them in 70MM. The details of the later I’m not too sure of but it could have been at the Stanley in 1985.

Jedi opened in 70MM at the Vogue.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on July 5, 2010 at 8:36 pm

Pretty Interior views are found here: View link

rl_83
rl_83 on May 28, 2012 at 9:25 am

The Vogue was back running film again at VIFF 2011. I’m told they now have Dolby Digital. Still the same Victoria 10 projectors from way back when, running 6000 reels.

CP200 as of 2010 did handle the audio.

Splashcat66
Splashcat66 on February 23, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Summer of ‘77, time to dress warmly and see if this “Star Wars” is really “The Year’s Best Movie”…

http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/movie-guide/6676991.bin

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on October 31, 2014 at 2:49 pm

Just added a 7/30/48 photo credit E.Plant.

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