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 on July 26, 2009 at 5:41 am

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

DonSolosan on July 29, 2009 at 12:24 am

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 on October 31, 2009 at 10:05 pm

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

and the info:

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TLSLOEWS on May 16, 2010 at 11:31 pm

Another fallen marquee.

DonSolosan on May 17, 2010 at 12:20 am

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 on July 28, 2010 at 12:41 pm

Have we seen this one? From the H.A.M.B. forum
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drb on June 16, 2011 at 9:31 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 11, 2013 at 12:09 am

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 on October 18, 2013 at 10:54 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 on December 20, 2013 at 12:49 am

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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