Vogue Theatre

1201 E. Colonial Drive,
Orlando, FL 32801

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Styles: Streamline Moderne

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Vogue Theatre, Orlando, FL

The Vogue Theatre, located at the intersection of Colonial and Mills in Orlando’s Colonialtown neighborhood, was independently operated from its opening on December 25, 1940, right after the American involvement in World War II. The opening movie was Priscilla Lane in “Four Mothers”. It usually ran single features after their first runs at one of the downtown houses. After one bought a ticket, he or she proceeded forward (east) for 100 feet or so, and then turned left (north) to enter the auditorium. The sides were decorated with stained glass, lit from behind. The theatre had screen curtains, but never seemed to have a lot of patrons present.

After it closed in the early-1970’s, a gas station was built on the site. A pharmacy currently occupies the space.

Contributed by Irv Lipscomb

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Tracy Pfluge
Tracy Pfluge on July 4, 2011 at 2:32 pm

When I was a kid in the early 50’s I attended the Vogue on Saturday mornings. I think it was the “Great Big Armstrong Club”. Does anyone remember?


irvl on November 30, 2016 at 12:55 pm

I just posted a picture that shows the Vogue before a new marquee and other features of the building were installed.

irvl on April 6, 2017 at 8:57 am

1941 Florida State Theatres ad, showing drawings of all of its Orlando/Winter Park theatres, posted in photo section.

rivest266 on October 22, 2017 at 1:28 pm

This opened on Christmas day, 1940.

Found on Newspapers.com

FloridatheatreArchive on February 25, 2022 at 3:53 pm

Looks very similar to the Carver theatre in Miami.

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