Vogue Theatre

6675 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Vogue Theatre

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Designed by noted theatre architect S. Charles Lee, the Vogue Theatre opened on July 16th, 1935 with a seating capacity of 897, all on one floor. The Vogue Theatre was run by Fox West Coast Theatres for many years and was modernised in July 1959 to the plans of architects J. Walter Bantou & J. Arthur Drielsma. Mann Theatres took over in the early-1990’s.

One of the better mid-sized theatres on Hollywood Boulevard, the theatre is located on Hollywood Boulevard & N. Las Palmas Avenue, across the next block from the Egyptian Theatre.

Legend has it this theatre is haunted by a former projectionist, named Fritz, who once worked at the theatre.

The Vogue Theatre closed in around 1995 and for a short time was used as a theatre for psychic performances. It then had occassional use as a film location space. In December 2001, the theatre fittings were stripped out and sold off.

In 2009, the building was fitted out as live performance space named the Supper Club, which caters for an adult audience. It was closed October 30, 2015.

Contributed by William Gabel, Ken Roe

Recent comments (view all 163 comments)

Bway on March 21, 2011 at 7:12 pm

Indeed! They even cut some of the lower branches off that ridiculous tree!

sotoskappas on September 7, 2011 at 12:28 pm

I worked at Vogue theatre as an assistant manager from 1963 till 1965. During that time, Eugene Klein purchased the “Fox West Coast Theatres” and named the company “National General Theatres” (Mann Theatres came much later.)I still remember the day they planted the little bushes in front of the theatre. We knew it someday they’ll cover our marquee. Alas, they over lasted us. Sotos Kappas

sotoskappas on September 7, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Is there an e-mail address that I can forward 2 photos of the Vogue Theatre during the 60’s? One is the lobby during the movie “Two Women” The second is myself “64 at the projection room. sotokappa@charter.net

PDDET on December 28, 2011 at 6:03 am

I was the Assistant Manager for a couple of years, in the early 70’s, with George Michaelides.

I’ve seen a lot of nonsense printed about the Vogue and its history. There was never a school that burned down in the early 1900s, killing a bunch of children and their teacher. There was never a projectionist named Fritz who died of a heart attack. That was all crap that was “discovered” when the theater was operated by a paranormal group who sold tickets to gullible tourists.

By the way…Mann Theaters took over in the early 70s, I remember because I had to have the ushers and concessions workers paste “Mann” stickers over everything with an NGC logo.

There were three theaters on Hollywood Boulevard that, for years, never accepted passes…The Pantages, The Pacific and The Paramount/Lowe’s. The Paramount came around just in time for “Lost Horizon”. I may have been the only one to take them up on it.

In spite of its location,it was far from being the most difficult theater to work. That title went to the Fairfax. That was where I discovered that Hell is a Saturday Disney flick matinee when the cashier and doorman have called in “sick”, 1450 tickets have been sold for a theater with 1400 seats and the Manager isn’t answering his phone. The closest we got at the Vogue was “Sport Fishing In America” (Look it up) on a double bill with “The Legend of Boggy Creek”.

moviebuff82 on July 3, 2013 at 9:40 pm

To me, i know this theater as the supper club. Lots of celebs hang out at this place.

Impumag on January 18, 2015 at 3:27 pm

Born and raised here and I can’t believe the tree comments LMAO I thought I was the only person very annoyed by them wow! As for this place like everything else here has turned to garbage!

Impumag on January 18, 2015 at 3:30 pm

@PDDET LOL You tell them cause that is so true there was never a damn Fritz there glad I saw this now I can tell people I told you!! LOL

CStefanic on February 23, 2017 at 8:50 pm

Anybody know what the news is for the Vogue now? I know the supper club moved out. At the very least it should be marked as a landmark. Many a great picture premiered there. “Bonnie & Clyde” being a more famous title.

Ron Pierce
Ron Pierce on February 3, 2018 at 8:52 am

The modern marquee (What’s New Pussycat?, 1965) on the cover photo is probably the design of J. Walter Bantou and J. Arthur Drielsma.

The LA Times noted the front to back refurbishment July 5, 1959, and the reopening August 12. The news clips and grand reopening ad (of a West Coast premiere), with the attendance of 57 stars, is now in the photo section.

vindanpar on February 3, 2018 at 11:06 am

Was this the only LA house that would take a roadshow bomb like The Big Fisherman. All the others being ‘You’ve got to be kidding.’

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