We are representing ScreenBid in the acquisition, lease and reconstruction of the famous 1930 Vogue Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. This is a significant move for Screenbid as it is the web-based company’s first foray to a 'bricks-and-mortar' premises, particularly as retail has moved from the street to the web. The deal will breathe new life to the thriving Hollywood theatre district and restore this iconic theatre back to its original splendor.
The design and construction work required for the reconstruction of the Vogue Theatre was very complex. We assisted on all aspects of construction including legal issues regarding use of site, zoning, use and construction licenses and permits, construction modification and related legal, zoning and related issues, formation of construction and use requirements, preparation and negotiation of all construction and related agreements. We continue to assist with construction-related issues, including design and construction issues, warranty issues and claims and the ultimate close-out of all work and the start-up of ScreenBid’s business at the Vogue.
The Vogue Theatre was one of the first modern theatres designed by famous California movie theatre architect, S. Charles Lee, and opened in 1935. It closed its doors in 1995, had occasional use as a film location space and in 2001, its fittings were stripped out and sold off. From 2009 to 2015, it was used as a live performance space, but since then, it’s been vacant.
ScreenBid is a cutting-edge company that partners with every major television and motion picture production company, as well as producers and directors, to make available to the public objects that were used onscreen or in production on movies or television shows such as Breaking Bad, Californication, True Blood, Boardwalk Empire, Sons of Anarchy, Mad Men, CSI, Oprah and Empire, among others.
The TKD team on this matter is led by Construction chair David Pfeffer with assistance from counsel Brian Beller.