Vogue Theater

3727 Lexington Road,
Louisville, KY 40206

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Vogue Theater

The 800-seat Vogue Theater opened on December 22, 1939. It closed in September 1998, after nearly sixty years as a movie house.

Remembered by many for its 24-year run of the “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”, the Vogue Theater was the last single screen, privately-owned theater in Louisville. The Vogue Theater, which specialized in independent, foreign and art house film, was the only theater of its kind in the city.

After bleeding money for several years, the theater was finally shuttered, despite the support of it devotees who now visit the theater only in their memories.

Contributed by Alan G. Brake

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moviejs
moviejs on June 5, 2007 at 6:18 am

I attended a special screening of the original “King Kong” at the Vogue some years ago. The evening was hosted by the “Wonderfest” happening at a nearby hotel, and featured famed special effects expert Ray Harryhausen as the opening speaker! I still have the special ticket for the evening somewhere along with a videotape I shot of Mr. Harryhausen’s speech. The Vogue was a delightful place to watch a classic movie – I’ll always remember that evening!

WHITEFIELD
WHITEFIELD on July 30, 2007 at 5:29 pm

Here is a night photo.
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RickB
RickB on April 25, 2009 at 9:21 am

Theater has been redeveloped as retail space; looks like they kept the facade and the neon. Here is a daytime photo.

rivest266
rivest266 on October 17, 2015 at 8:37 am

It was the “Theater of tomorrow” with RCA Television Sound and the largest free parking in Kentucky. December 22nd, 1939 grand opening ad in photo section.

MovieMad52
MovieMad52 on September 18, 2016 at 3:49 pm

When I worked for Associated Theatres, owned by Henry Saag, the Vogue had been operated by Associated for decades.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on October 13, 2019 at 12:53 pm

Multiple photos added via Mike Swayze. It appears the building was completely gutted, including the facade. Only the vertical sign appears to have been repurposed for the retail spaces. The horizontal marquee is pictured as having been demolished circa 1998. So the current one is a replica.

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