Cameo Theatre

117 Broadway,
Newburgh, NY 12550

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BobWilson on March 24, 2012 at 5:34 pm

The Cameo had ceased operation by 1952, and was converted to commercial space.

kencmcintyre on January 12, 2010 at 9:21 am

The Ritz, Cameo and Broadway can be seen in this 1952 photo:

BobWilson on May 7, 2006 at 9:36 am

The 1940’s Cameo was the second-rate second-run, low-ticket-price theatre in Newburgh, trailing behind the Academy. At some point, it was operated by the same people who ran the Broadway Theater just up the block, and Ray Boyea was the manager of both for some time back then. Of all of the four movie theatres in Newburgh back then, I frequented the Cameo the fewest number of times. They also ran Western Horse Operas, most of which were relased by either Monogram, Columbia or PRC, rather than by Republic. Johnny Mack Brown and Charles Starrett (The Durango Kid) flicks always showed up at the Cameo. I do recall seeing a terrific double feature there in the late 1940’s: “San Francisco”, with Gable, Tracy and Jeanette McDonald, coupled with “Green Dolphin Street.” I think I also saw Ronald Reagan’s “King’s Row” there.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on October 12, 2005 at 7:44 am

The Cameo is not demolished. A video store is in the space where it’s lobby used to be. i’m not sure what occupies the space that Sears took over.

It was also known as the Royal Theatre.