Sunday, July 01, 2007
VOGUE THEATER, OXNARD
I like a thrift store in somewhat gentrified neighborhoods. They generally have more character, better stuff, reasonable prices, and often cool neighbors.
Case in point is the old Vogue Theater in Oxnard, California. Right down the street from a small but decent Goodwill, the Vogue no longer operates (it's an indoor swap-meet/ mini grocer's market), but looks brand new with this slick paint job and it's gorgeous art-deco lines. in fact, i thought I wen through a time warp when I saw how new it looked. But the illusion was quickly shattered by the eyesore of a mega-mall within sight down the block.
I'll have to stick around some night to see if they turn on the neon.
Okay, I kind of went nuts with camera, but can you blame me? There's some other interesting mid-century architecture in Oxnard that's in front of the wrecking ball (to make way for another G-D mall). I'll post on those later.