With the Tribeca Film Festival right around the corner, we have movies and movie houses on the brain. And with BuzzFeed’s recent compilation of defunct theaters, we thought we’d present a small selection of our own favorite venues, whether dead or repurposed, in a few Flavorpill cities and beyond, where you could have once seen film.
Vogue Theater, Los Angeles, CA
In 1936, the Vogue was opened on Hollywood Boulevard as a one-floor movie house with a seating capacity of 890. Before it was built, there was a four-room school house on the site that burned down in 1901, killing 25 students and a teacher, Miss Elizabeth. In 1997, the Vogue was rented by the International Society for Paranormal Research (ISPR) as a site for research and psychic performances. Vogue’s most famous ghost is “Fritz,” the projectionist who died of a heart attack in the projection room in the 1980s.