Cameo Theatre

528 South Broadway,
Los Angeles, CA 90013

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Cameo Theatre - Los Angeles, CA

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Opened as Clune’s Broadway Theatre in 1910.

Contributed by Ray Martinez

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Velostigmat
Velostigmat on July 25, 2009 at 9:41 pm

I just heard today that the Cameo got a pipe organ in 1914. Does anyone know anything about that?

DonSolosan
DonSolosan on July 28, 2009 at 4:24 pm

The profile photo at the top of the page is described as “circa 1970, courtesy of William Gabel.”

This photo also appears in the LA Public Library digital collection. They list the photographer as Anne Knudsen and give the date as 1981.

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DonSolosan
DonSolosan on October 31, 2009 at 3:05 pm

The link above has gone bad. Here’s the image:

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics18/00028729.jpg

and the info:

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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 16, 2010 at 3:31 pm

Another fallen marquee.

DonSolosan
DonSolosan on May 16, 2010 at 4:20 pm

And another bad link, Re: the info. That’s why I hate linking to other websites, particularly the library!

The image is still viewable, and the info has been added to the image at the top of the page.

drb
drb on July 28, 2010 at 4:41 am

Have we seen this one? From the H.A.M.B. forum
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drb
drb on June 16, 2011 at 1:31 pm

The Facebook page for the Tropico Station blog has a recent interior photo of the Cameo in the photo album, misidentified as the Roxie. You might need a Facebook account to see it.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 10, 2013 at 4:09 pm

I’ve uploaded a 1910 photo of Clune’s Broadway Theatre to the photo section. It looks like the theater was not open yet when the photo was taken, though construction had apparently been completed.

ScottyA
ScottyA on October 18, 2013 at 2:54 pm

I just uploaded a photo I took in 1984! I worked on a low-budget film that eventually ended up on a quadruple feature, at the Cameo. I was scared to go inside, but the jam-packed marquee cracked me up.

JCharles
JCharles on December 19, 2013 at 4:49 pm

In the book Xerox Ferox, writer Jimmy McDonough describes the Cameo as being the “most extreme” theatre he ever set foot in, describing it as “Calcutta with four walls and a movie screen.” (pg. 147)

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