Vogue Theatre

622 Broadway Street,
Lincoln, IL 62656

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Previous Names: Star Theatre

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VOGUE Theatre; Lincoln, Illinois.

Originally opened in 1916 as the Star Theatre, it had a seating capacity of 400 and staged live performances and movies. The Star Theatre was closed in 1930.

In 1934 the building was re-modeled and re-opened on 4th January 1935 as the Vogue Theatre. It closed in 1962 and was demolished to build a Woolworth’s department store, which closed in 1994 and is now in use as the Lincoln Public Library.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft, Ken Roe

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kencmcintyre on December 18, 2008 at 5:06 pm

This is a 1943 photo. It looks like the marquee was reworked in the ten years before the photo immediately above.

MichaelKilgore on June 23, 2021 at 6:25 pm

(Decatur IL) Herald and Review, Jan. 3, 1939: “LINCOLN - The Reinheimer Amusement Co. of Chicago Friday announced the sale of the Vogue theater, 622 Broadway, to M. A. Kirkhart of Litchfield. Dillon Kelly, present manager of the theater of the theater, will be transferred to Chicago as manager of the Parkway theater. Mr. Kirkhart, a former employe of the Frisina Amusement Co. and Litchfield theater manager, will move to Lincoln with his family. The change in ownership will become effective Jan. 1.”

MichaelKilgore on August 30, 2021 at 12:47 pm

The Pantagraph (Bloomington IL), Jan. 18, 1949: “Purchase of the Vogue theater by Steve Bennis was announced Monday (17). M. A. Kirkhart who had owned the Vogue for the past 10 years has purchased a bowling alley in Taylorville and Mr. Bennis will be given possession March 1. Bennis who also owns the Lincoln and Grand theaters plans to continue operation of the theater.”

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 31, 2021 at 11:37 pm

A house called the Star Theatre was one of the five movie houses listed at Lincoln in the 1914-1915 American Motion Picture Directory. As the Directory doesn’t provide its address, I can’t be positive that it was the same theater that later became the Vogue.

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