Saturday, July 25, 2015

Vogue Theatre, 1451-1455 Coney Island Avenue

Completed editing and updating Coney Island Avenue.

Opening as the Manor on October 15, 1925, it became the Vogue in 1937.

New York Post, March 8, 1947:
“Century’s Vogue Theatre, Brooklyn, is now showing foreign films and documentaries as its regular policy.”

The above photo dates from that time period with both films released in 1946.

Photograph part of the Theatre Talks Collection. Acquired in the 1990s, we cannot recall the source. It was not Brooklyn Pix which has a close-up of the same scene.

Cezar Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, a three volume history of borough theatres. The first two volumes chosen "2010 Outstanding Book of the year' by the Theatre Historical Society. Final volume published in September 2014.

He is available for theatre talks and walks in 2015-2016: historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.

Now selling vintage on Etsy.