Cameo Theatre

1193 Clinton Avenue North,
Rochester, NY 14621

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dallasmovietheaters on January 9, 2018 at 8:51 pm

The Cameo Theatre opened May 15, 1926 with “Stage Struck.” Schine took on the Cameo on May 1, 1936. It positioned it as a sub-run third tier theatre in 1940. Listing end May 29, 1952 after a double feature of “Love is Better Than Ever” and “Wild Blue Yonder.” The Cameo was used a furniture warehouse thereafter until May of 1972 when its days were numbered.

Scott on November 21, 2010 at 8:18 pm

I remember reading somewhere, perhaps in the Theatre Historial Society’s publication “Marquee” many years ago, of how a security guard accidentally turned on the vertical sign and someone was able to snap a picture of it. This was around 1965 and supposedly the vertical hadn’t been lit up since 1949 when the theatre closed. I’m sad, but not surprised, to read here that it has been torn down.

turk450 on August 27, 2009 at 12:29 pm

we used to go to cameo theater together
Rich Freedman

Ziggy on February 15, 2005 at 2:44 pm

Thanks for listing this theatre Howard. My grandmother used to tell me about going to the movies here, and I remember the closed down theatre building sitting on Clinton Ave. up until is destruction.