Cameo Theatre

347 5th Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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Cameo Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA in 1926

The Cameo Theatre in downtown Pittsburgh opened in 1908 as the Cameraphone (not to be confused with the Cameraphone in East Liberty). It became the Savoy Theatre from 1918-22. On September 23, 1922, it changed identities for the final time to the Cameo Theatre and in 1925 it was taken over by the Universal Pictures chain. It was destroyed by fire July 4, 1927.

The Cameo Theatre was adjacent to the State Theatre, which survived three decades longer.

Contributed by Ed Blank

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edblank on June 3, 2008 at 6:04 pm

The theater may have has as few as 349 seats when it was the Cameraphone. If indeed it grew to 700 seats, one of the renovations may have included taking over an adjacent building.

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