Vogue Theatre

3290 Sacramento Street,
San Francisco, CA 94115

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ridethectrain on May 8, 2021 at 3:12 pm

Please update, total seats 222 based on vogue seating chart

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 17, 2015 at 6:08 pm

The history page of the Vogue’s web site says that the house opened in 1910 as the Elite Theatre and was known as the Rex Theatre before becoming the Vogue in 1939.

San Francisco Theaters, Cinemas, Dancehalls, after 1906 lists 3290 Sacramento Street as the home of the Elite Theatre from 1912-1919, the Rex Theatre from 1919-1927, the Plaza Theatre from 1927-1939, the United Artists Vogue From 1939 to an unlisted date, and simply the Vogue Theater in 1982.

Around 1916 there was an Elite Theatre on Market Street opposite 7th in downtown San Francisco, so the two Elites must have overlapped for some time. The post-1906 web page doesn’t list the Market Street Elite Theatre.

Robert L. Bradley
Robert L. Bradley on March 13, 2013 at 1:23 pm

I visited this theater yesterday in my quest to visit single-screen theaters around the country. It is a very nice theater with excellent projection, and I enjoyed my visit. My only complaint is that the curtain was already open and there were no stage lights. The front of the auditorium was just dark. I feel that if a theater has a curtain, they should use it, along with stage lights. It would make the place much more attractive and inviting. Too many of the single-screen theaters I visit are so dark that you can’t appreciate the decor and ornamentation of the place. It’s always disappointing.

Mikeyisirish on June 26, 2012 at 2:59 pm

A 2012 photo can be seen here.

juliagreen on March 8, 2010 at 9:25 pm

History from the theatre’s website (provided by LostMemory above) states that this theatre was built in 1910, and only became the Vogue in 1939 (the era of most of the Vogue theatres). Also alternate names: Elite Theatre from 1910, at some point was also known as the Rex, then the Vogue. I can’t wait to check this theatre out next time I’m in SF!

William on August 29, 2007 at 6:42 pm

The current seating capacity is 240 seats.

Eric on August 23, 2007 at 12:12 pm

The SF Theatre Foundation just bought the Vogue and will operate it as Peerless Entertainment.

I hope they go back to using the stage lights and the red curtains before the movie.

terrywade on August 17, 2007 at 11:00 am

In todays SF Chronicle looks like the Vogue has new owners. Did UA/REAGAL sell off the lease. Shows A SFNTF THEATRE wwwvoguesf.com Opening under new management Aug 24 2007. This is good news. UA sells all they can to make money on the land that theatres sit on. But for the San francisco UA/REGAL VOGUE lools like It has a few years left?

kencmcintyre on October 29, 2005 at 12:25 pm

From the SF Public Library:

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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on April 16, 2005 at 1:08 pm

Here is a photo of the Vogue which I took in 1998 when I went there to see “Saving Private Ryan.”

scottfavareille on January 8, 2004 at 11:02 am

The article mentioned above also said some other information on Regal’s SF theaters (under the UA banner). It mentioned that the Alexandria is on the market for $6.5 million and that the leases for the Metro and the Galaxy 4 are on the market. The Vogue is on the market for $1.25 million. Their 280 Metro 6 screener in Colma was recently shut down due to competition from a new Century Theaters 20-screener in Daly City and that theater was sold to Best Buy.

FJennings on January 7, 2004 at 4:16 pm

San Francisco Chronicle article Wed Jan.7, 2004:
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San Francisco’s Vogue Theater, one of the city’s last remaining single-screen movie houses, is on the market and will probably be sold to a local developer who plans to convert the one-story building into retail space or tear it down and build a mix of housing and retail on the Sacramento Street site.

The Vogue, which is currently showing “Cold Mountain,‘’ is one of a handful of venerable San Francisco neighborhood theaters being sold by the Regal Entertainment Group of Knoxville, Tenn., the nation’s biggest movie theater chain.

Another bid was recently submitted by a group of local investors who want to maintain the Vogue as a movie theater. The group includes San Francisco Giants vice president and general counsel Jack Bair and Alfonso Felder, the Giants' director of administration and president of the nonprofit San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation, which aims to save local theaters.

William on December 4, 2003 at 5:51 pm

The Vogue Theatre is located at 3290 Sacramento Street.

mcmikecroaro on October 7, 2003 at 10:43 pm

The Vogue theatre received more upgrades this year. Approx. 3 months ago the entire auditorium interior was re-painted.