Vogue Theatre

918 Granville Street,
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L2

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Additional Info

Previously operated by: Cineplex Odeon

Architects: Harold Solomon Kaplan, Abraham Sprachman

Firms: Kaplan & Sprachman

Functions: Concerts, Live Performances, Performing Arts

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 604.569.1144

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Circa 1957 photo courtesy of Frank M. Vizza.

Opened on April 13, 1941 with George Formby in “I See Ice”. This first-run movie house had 1,347-seats and was designed in an Art Moderne style. The Vogue Theatre was taken over by Odeon Theatres during construction. Seating was provided in orchestra and balcony levels. On the splay-walls beside the proscenium were large painted murals. Troughs across the ceiling provided concealed lighting for the auditorium.

It now serves as a popular venue for performing arts, including concerts and Broadway shows, and is known for its superb acoustics and intimate atmosphere.

A 1998 restoration project has brought back the Vogue Theatre’s original appearance, as well as state-of-the-art light and sound systems being installed.

The Vogue Theatre is also home to the Vancouver International Jazz Festival and also the Vancouver International Film Festival. By 2017 the projectors had been removed from the booth and that room had been converted into office space.

The theatre is a Heritage Building of the City of Vancouver.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

Recent comments (view all 16 comments)

lovitz on December 24, 2008 at 12:00 am


Star Wars ( Episode IV ) never had a 70MM engagement during it’s first run in 1977 in Vancouver. I’m 99.5% sure of this.

It did how ever come back re-releases and a charity screening of all three of them in 70MM. The details of the later I’m not too sure of but it could have been at the Stanley in 1985.

Jedi opened in 70MM at the Vogue.

HowardBHaas on July 5, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Pretty Interior views are found here: View link

rl_83 on May 28, 2012 at 1:25 am

The Vogue was back running film again at VIFF 2011. I’m told they now have Dolby Digital. Still the same Victoria 10 projectors from way back when, running 6000 reels.

CP200 as of 2010 did handle the audio.

Splashcat66 on February 23, 2013 at 7:15 am

Summer of ‘77, time to dress warmly and see if this “Star Wars” is really “The Year’s Best Movie”…


DavidZornig on October 31, 2014 at 7:49 am

Just added a 7/30/48 photo credit E.Plant.

rl_83 on August 10, 2017 at 5:49 pm

Film Projectors and associated equipment apparently have removed from what was known as the booth. The projection booth has now become an office.

DavidZornig on April 30, 2018 at 9:47 pm

Link with a high resolution version of the April 1975 photo of the Orpheum & Vogue.


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