Vogue Theatre

1455 Coney Island Avenue,
Midwood,
Brooklyn, NY 11230

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Vogue Theatre

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This former theatre building stands on Coney Island Avenue in the Midwood section of Brooklyn and was originally called the Manor Theatre. It opened on October 15, 1925. Taken over by Loew’s Inc, in August 1927, it was renamed Loew’s Manor Theatre. Taken over by the Century Theaters chain in 1928, it was renamed Vogue Theatre in 1937.

The Vogue Theatre was closed in 1956, and the theatre building was gutted in 1958, and a home for senior citizens was built inside its empty hulk.

Contributed by philipgoldberg, Warren

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judithblumenthal
judithblumenthal on August 28, 2005 at 7:43 pm

As I remember it, the Vogue was the first neighborhood theatre to show foreign films after World War II. My teenage friends and I were thrilled to see Italian and French movies with subtitles—and especially a Russian film called “The Stone Flower”. We had such a crush on its hero that I even remember his name: Vladimir Druzhnekov! So to us The Vogue Theater was our special schoolhouse—a place that made us feel worldly and sophisticated.
Francesca

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 28, 2005 at 8:16 pm

First listed in Film Daily Yearbook;1927 edition. It was the Manor Theatre with a seating capacity given as 1,700.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on May 27, 2006 at 1:20 pm

A March 1947 ad for Century’s Vogue as art cinma. I love that NIghtingale phone exchange:
www.i8.photobucket.com/albums/a18/Warrengwhiz/vogue47.jpg

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 9, 2006 at 11:28 am

On March 30, 1926 a c/o was issued to a New building at this address for a 1771 seat motion picture theater. The first c/o that I can find for a nursing home at this address is dated April 15, 1958. The nursing home could have opened prior to that date. I wonder why this theater isn’t listed in the 1926 FDYbook.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on July 19, 2006 at 1:40 pm

A 1947 exterior from the Vogue’s “art house” period. The movies are the French “The Queen’s Necklace” and the Russian “The Road Home”:
www.i8.photobucket.com/albums/a18/Warrengwhiz/bkvogue.jpg

judithblumenthal
judithblumenthal on July 19, 2006 at 8:26 pm

Thank you, Warren for your photo of the Vogue. I passed it on to my childhood friend Rose who is now living in Oregon, who, I’m sure will remember our teenage stabs at sophistication —watching fabulous foreign movies at this lovely theatre. Francesca

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 20, 2006 at 7:04 am

A couple of photographs I took in June 2006(apologies for the delivery truck out front which seemed to be going nowhere fast!):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kencta/193536547/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kencta/193537151/

Astyanax
Astyanax on February 24, 2008 at 2:24 am

Great 1947 photo of the Vogue. Too bad that the structure that replaced it is so nondescript and adds nothing to the streetscape.

priscianusjr
priscianusjr on November 19, 2008 at 12:04 am

We lived on East 10th between L and M, right around the block. I remember when the Vogue closed. It sat there closed for a while before they did the alteration. A lot of theatres were closing in those days, but in our neighborhood the Midwood and the Elm survived. I’m quite sure the conversion to an old age home was done in the mid-1950s, not the early 1960s.

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