Cameo Theatre

703 State Street,
Bristol, VA 24201

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Cameo Theatre

Nice Art Deco style gem on the street that borders TN and VA. The theatre is currently home to WHCB radio. Their website contains some photos of the Cameo Theatre.

Contributed by JackCoursey

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8bob on October 2, 2005 at 8:12 pm

The Cameo Theatre is actually owened by the 501©(3) tax exempt Appalachian Education Communications Corporation (AECC) —– AECC also owns <b>WHCB 91.5 FM radio station located just across the state line with the AECC offices and studios located at 340 Edgement Avenue (Leitner Pharmaceutical Building) in Bristol, Tennessee.

Just prior to the 2004 November elections in the United States, AECC aired both the partisan, anti-John Kerry propaganda film Stolen Honor and the anti Michael Moore film Fahrenhype 411.

longislandmovies on December 10, 2007 at 11:07 am

theater for sale loopnet $1,250,000

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on June 29, 2008 at 1:00 am

A 1996 view of the Cameo Theater building in Bristol and a larger view here.

JackCoursey on October 19, 2008 at 2:25 am

Here are August 2008 photos of the former Cameo Theatre. Note that the property is for sale. 1, 2, 3

JackCoursey on October 19, 2008 at 12:43 pm

Although I did not get to see the interior, I was informed by some of the local merchants that it is relatively good condition.

Mikeoaklandpark on July 5, 2009 at 11:11 pm

Does anyone know what year this theater closed? I go to Bristol all the time to antique and was curious. There is a picture from 1983 that looks like the theater was closed than. As of yesterday 7/4/09 it is still for sale. At least the Paramount down the street is open.

LostTheaters on December 3, 2012 at 4:16 pm

I was fortunate enough to be able to see the inside of the Cameo this weekend. It was a day of mixed feelings. Happy to see a bit of theater history, sad to see what time has done. It has been closed a very long time. But the building and theater still stand.

wolfie60 on September 6, 2013 at 7:48 pm

I have mixed the sound at the Cameo Theater for the last 12 during Bristol Rhythm and Roots festival. There is no better place the acoustics are great its ashame someone don`t take it over if I had the money I would.

JobbyRosh on October 23, 2016 at 5:13 pm

The Cameo was open for a bit during the late 80’s/early 90’s I saw The Little Mermaid and Beaches there. They started showing The Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight on Saturdays and a kid that i went to school with was wrapped in toilet paper & someone lit him on fire. He was ok but they shut down again soon after. I hope it can come into good hands soon. I saw The Rescuers there as a little kid

newmoviestheatres on December 20, 2017 at 3:34 pm

i loved going to cameo as akid i was so sad to see it closed we really need a movie theatre downtown thank goodness new owners bought it and the cameo will be open again in 2018 i cant wait and hopefully very soon i be one the first customers.

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