Vogue Theatre

3290 Sacramento Street,
San Francisco, CA 94115

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Vogue Theatre

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The Elite Theatre was opened in 1910. It was renamed Rex Theatre in 1919. In 1939 it was renamed Vogue Theatre, when at that time it was operated by Blumenfeld Theatres. It was later operated by United Artists. In 2002 UA installed a new floor in the auditorium and put in brand new seats with cupholders. In August 2002, the roof was repaired and plaster work was done on the ceiling of the auditorium.

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Eric on August 23, 2007 at 12:12 pm

The SF Theatre Foundation just bought the Vogue and will operate it as Peerless Entertainment.

I hope they go back to using the stage lights and the red curtains before the movie.

William on August 29, 2007 at 6:42 pm

The current seating capacity is 240 seats.

juliagreen on March 8, 2010 at 9:25 pm

History from the theatre’s website (provided by LostMemory above) states that this theatre was built in 1910, and only became the Vogue in 1939 (the era of most of the Vogue theatres). Also alternate names: Elite Theatre from 1910, at some point was also known as the Rex, then the Vogue. I can’t wait to check this theatre out next time I’m in SF!

Mikeyisirish on June 26, 2012 at 2:59 pm

A 2012 photo can be seen here.

hdtv267 on September 12, 2012 at 11:36 am

The Vogue is alive and well and under the auspices of the San Francisco Neighborhood Theatre Foundation

“The San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation (SFNTF) is dedicated to preserving and maintaining the City’s last remaining neighborhood cinemas. Movie theaters make important contributions to the unique character of San Francisco’s neighborhoods and are important economic engines for local commercial districts. Today, only a dozen neighborhood movie theaters remain in San Francisco.”

The website should be listed as…


Robert L. Bradley
Robert L. Bradley on March 13, 2013 at 1:23 pm

I visited this theater yesterday in my quest to visit single-screen theaters around the country. It is a very nice theater with excellent projection, and I enjoyed my visit. My only complaint is that the curtain was already open and there were no stage lights. The front of the auditorium was just dark. I feel that if a theater has a curtain, they should use it, along with stage lights. It would make the place much more attractive and inviting. Too many of the single-screen theaters I visit are so dark that you can’t appreciate the decor and ornamentation of the place. It’s always disappointing.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 17, 2015 at 6:08 pm

The history page of the Vogue’s web site says that the house opened in 1910 as the Elite Theatre and was known as the Rex Theatre before becoming the Vogue in 1939.

San Francisco Theaters, Cinemas, Dancehalls, after 1906 lists 3290 Sacramento Street as the home of the Elite Theatre from 1912-1919, the Rex Theatre from 1919-1927, the Plaza Theatre from 1927-1939, the United Artists Vogue From 1939 to an unlisted date, and simply the Vogue Theater in 1982.

Around 1916 there was an Elite Theatre on Market Street opposite 7th in downtown San Francisco, so the two Elites must have overlapped for some time. The post-1906 web page doesn’t list the Market Street Elite Theatre.

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