Vogue Theatre

1455 Coney Island Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11230

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Previously operated by: Century Theaters, Liggett-Florin Booking Service, Loew's Inc.

Architects: Harrison G. Wiseman

Functions: Senior Center

Previous Names: Manor Theatre, Loew's Manor Theatre

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Vogue Theatre

This former theatre building stands on Coney Island Avenue in the Midwood section of Brooklyn and was originally called the Manor Theatre. It opened on October 15, 1925. Taken over by Loew’s Inc, in August 1927, it was renamed Loew’s Manor Theatre. Taken over by the Century Theaters chain in 1928, it was renamed Vogue Theatre in 1937. By 1950 it was operated by Liggett-Florin Booking Service.

The Vogue Theatre was closed in 1956, and the theatre building was gutted in 1958, and a home for senior citizens was built inside its empty hulk.

Contributed by philipgoldberg, Warren

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judithblumenthal on August 28, 2005 at 11:43 am

As I remember it, the Vogue was the first neighborhood theatre to show foreign films after World War II. My teenage friends and I were thrilled to see Italian and French movies with subtitles—and especially a Russian film called “The Stone Flower”. We had such a crush on its hero that I even remember his name: Vladimir Druzhnekov! So to us The Vogue Theater was our special schoolhouse—a place that made us feel worldly and sophisticated.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 28, 2005 at 12:16 pm

First listed in Film Daily Yearbook;1927 edition. It was the Manor Theatre with a seating capacity given as 1,700.

judithblumenthal on July 19, 2006 at 12:26 pm

Thank you, Warren for your photo of the Vogue. I passed it on to my childhood friend Rose who is now living in Oregon, who, I’m sure will remember our teenage stabs at sophistication —watching fabulous foreign movies at this lovely theatre. Francesca

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 19, 2006 at 11:04 pm

A couple of photographs I took in June 2006(apologies for the delivery truck out front which seemed to be going nowhere fast!):

Astyanax on February 23, 2008 at 6:24 pm

Great 1947 photo of the Vogue. Too bad that the structure that replaced it is so nondescript and adds nothing to the streetscape.

priscianusjr on November 18, 2008 at 4:04 pm

We lived on East 10th between L and M, right around the block. I remember when the Vogue closed. It sat there closed for a while before they did the alteration. A lot of theatres were closing in those days, but in our neighborhood the Midwood and the Elm survived. I’m quite sure the conversion to an old age home was done in the mid-1950s, not the early 1960s.

robboehm on August 28, 2019 at 7:09 pm

Uploaded a 1930 Century ad when it was still the Manor.

rivest266 on October 18, 2020 at 10:30 am

This reopened as Vogue on February 5th, 1937. Grand opening ad posted

robboehm on October 18, 2020 at 1:34 pm

What was the relationship with Loew’s? Century assumed management of a number of their theaters and they Century’s? Interestingly in later years Loew’s was looking to acquire Century. Eventually absorbed by RKO.

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