Cameo Theatre

304 East First Street,
Newberg, OR 97132

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Opened in 1937, the Cameo Theatre is independently owned and operated. This theater is a pleasant, well-managed, and truly charming small town movie theater.

The theater’s owners also operate the historic 99 W Drive-in Theater, which is also located in the city of Newberg. The owners are said to take very good care of their theaters, striving for a quality presentation that includes plenty of showmanship—a rare quality indeed!

Contributed by Ken Layton

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 22, 2008 at 6:09 pm

Here are some photos of the Cameo. Click each photo to expand.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 17, 2008 at 6:37 pm

A December 2008 photo can be seen here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 2, 2009 at 12:51 pm

This is a 2009 photo of the Cameo.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 21, 2009 at 4:43 pm

Here are two 1985 photos:



Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 25, 2011 at 6:20 pm

Nice theatre,Marquee could use some work in the movie title putting up department. on December 29, 2011 at 9:26 pm

The neon sign was restored in 2011. A photo of it here.

Mikeyisirish on June 26, 2012 at 10:21 am

A few 2011 photos can be seen here, here and here.

paulnelson on November 6, 2013 at 5:45 pm

Great marquee. Neon above is effective too. A treasure this is still open. Any interior pics?

chspringer on November 7, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Some interiors are at the theatres website.

SteveSwanson on November 8, 2013 at 12:07 am

Warner Bros. Studio opened the Cameo on Aug. 20th, 1937. The program that night was a Merrie Melody cartoon “With Plenty Of Money & You” followed by the main feature “Ever Since Eve” with Marion Davies. Although WB was hoping to put Ted Francis out of business, he eventually prevailed and bought the Cameo in 1939. It was an “Adults Only' theater for a long time. Not for content, but as in ‘no kids allowed’.

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