Vogue Theatre

6259 N. College Avenue,
Indianapolis, IN 46220

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Vogue Theatre, Indianapolis, IN

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Opened on June 18, 1938 and originally seating 767, the Art Moderne style Vogue Theatre in Indianapolis' now-trendy Broad Ripple neighborhood hasn’t been a movie house since the 1970’s, but is still packing them in in its current role, as one of the city’s most popular nightclubs, the Vogue.

The exterior still retains its old-fashioned movie house appearance, complete with a large neon marquee, but inside, it has been almost entirely made over.

The club also hosts live performances by big-name artists such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tori Amos, and Todd Rundgren, as well as local bands. Most nights, however, you’ll most likely be hearing a DJ spinning everything from house to techno to retro disco to world music on the very packed dance floor.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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boxstermike
boxstermike on January 14, 2005 at 8:00 pm

Well, though I haven’t been to the Vogue in years (I moved from Indy in 1987), when I left it as a bar, it was better than it was when it was a theater. Growing up on the north side in the 60s and 70s, I saw many movies at the Vogue, the last being “Escape from the Planet of the Apes.” I remember it being run down even in the 60s and never had the grandeur of the Indiana, or the screen dynamics of the Eastwood.

It’s better off as a bar!

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on March 18, 2009 at 12:54 pm

Wow, Dr. Bop (& The Headliners) played there? They were a riot. Had their own bartender on stage with them. They’d bat pitchers of beer out over/on the audience with their guitars. Indoors at a theatre must have been a mess.
They performed on a rubber mat. Insured by Lloyds Of London I was told. They lived in Chicago for a while in the `80’s. Played many a street fair. They had rotating female back-up singers called the “Melendez Sisters.” A gal I went to grade school with turned up as one once. Her dad was a folk musician too as I recall. Thanks for the pics.

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