Vogue Theater

246 Sixth Street,
Oxnard, CA 93030

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The Vogue

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The Vogue Theater was a highly popular Oxnard downtown theater from 1940’s through the 1960’s.

Contributed by Mark Brandl

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MagicLantern
MagicLantern on October 16, 2005 at 9:48 pm

They absolutely did show Spanish porn, as of the early 1980s. So there.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 21, 2005 at 1:18 pm

Here is a photo, apparently of the back of the theater, from the Oxnard Public Library:

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 15, 2006 at 9:58 am

The Vogue opened on 2/15/50 with a showing of “The Red Shoes”. There’s a nice picture on that day in the Oxnard-Press Courier, but unfortunately I can’t reproduce it here.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 5, 2007 at 2:02 pm

A chain out of Los Angeles, Oxnard Theaters Co., operated the Vogue in the early sixties. Other Oxnard theaters under this chain’s command at the time were the Strand, Boulevard and Oxnard.

RickB
RickB on April 25, 2009 at 6:03 am

Nice shot of the neon here. (IMDB calls that second feature a comedy, so that doesn’t resolve the Spanish porn controversy.)

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 11, 2009 at 8:38 pm

Here is an October 1958 ad from the Oxnard Press-Courier:
http://tinyurl.com/l46k2d

Knatcal
Knatcal on September 30, 2009 at 10:30 am

I was in Oxnard over the past summer. I happened to be walking near by the Vogue Theater when I noticed the building was obviously a former theater. I had to make a detour to explore. The signage on the tower in front that still reads “Vogue” is what especially caught my attention. The sign is about all that is left of any interest. The auditorium and lobby have been gutted and now house a swap meet.

rivest266
rivest266 on November 26, 2010 at 12:13 pm

Was this the Strand? its listings disappeared shortly the Vogue opened
you can see the grand opening page from February 15th, 1950 at View link

nixols
nixols on February 22, 2012 at 1:24 pm

I was surprised to find some nice 1940’s style details in what was probably the candy counter in the former lobby. See photos.

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