Historic Cameo Theatre

304 East 1st Street,
Newberg, OR 97132

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Historic Cameo Theatre

Opened in 1937, the 350-seat Cameo Theatre is independently owned and operated. This theatre is a pleasant, well-managed, and truly charming small town movie theatre.

Since 1983 new owners took over, who also operate the historic 99 W Drive-in Theater, which is also located in the city of Newberg. Now renamed The Historic Cameo Theatre, it is now a twin-screen theatre, with 225 seats in each screen. The owners are said to take very good care of their theatres, striving for a quality presentation that includes plenty of showmanship, a rare quality indeed!

Contributed by Ken Layton

Recent comments (view all 10 comments)

Cami01 on September 14, 2006 at 3:26 am

This beautiful Art Deco theatre is worth the drive from out of town to see a movie with a golden age atmosphere. In the 20’s and 30’s beautiful details did matter, and you can see it within the walls of this place that transports you to a time of glamour. Little change has been seen at the Cameo Theatre over the years, it’s a dream come true for history lovers. Open 7 nights a week.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 25, 2011 at 9:20 pm

Nice theatre,Marquee could use some work in the movie title putting up department.

RoadsideArchitecture.com on December 30, 2011 at 12:26 am

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

Mikeyisirish on June 26, 2012 at 1:21 pm

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

paulnelson on November 6, 2013 at 8:45 pm

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

chspringer on November 7, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Some interiors are at the theatres website. http://www.99w.com/

SteveSwanson on November 8, 2013 at 3:07 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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