Vogue Theatre

712 W. Whittier Blvd.    | map

Montebello, CA   90640

Opened: December 14,1937 as the New Vogue Theatre.

It's also been known as the Vogue and the Vogue Fine Arts. The vogue was a remodel of an existing building that dated from 1929. It was owned by Alfred Olander, who also owned the Garmar.

It operated as a second-run budget house.

Architect:  S. Charles Lee

Seating: 543

Status: The Vogue ran at least through the 1966. In the early 70s the location was a travel agency. It's now a hair salon.

More information: See the Cinema Treasures page on the Vogue for all the history that exists. Also see the comments about the Vogue on the Garmar Cinema Treasures page.



This site dedicated to Hudson car dealerships shows
this photo as 712 Whittier Blvd., c.1937.  This appears to be
the building that became the Vogue in December 1937. 
full size view

    Joe Vogel on Flickr   


A 2008 view of the former Vogue on crack Cinema
Treasures researcher Joe Vogel's Flickr album. Here the
building is a salon. Note the S. Charles Lee signage with
the portholes still remaining.   full size view

A view of the Vogue building in 2009 on Google Maps.

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Al Desmadre has this image of Montebello's
Vogue Theatre in his 2008 post:
"Memories of a Lost Boulevard: The Garmar Theatre."
 larger view

The photo also appears in the photo album on the
Facebook page "Everything in and Around Montebello."