Comet Theater

1060 Mount Vernon Avenue,
Columbus, OH 43203

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The Vernon Theater opened around 1914. In the 1920’s the name was changed to the Cameo Theater. Listed as the Comet Theater in 1955.

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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on November 6, 2009 at 1:01 am

Thanks for the info.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on November 9, 2009 at 3:20 am

if the Pythian Theatre ever showed movies, can you enter it into CinemaTreasures?

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 11, 2010 at 5:34 am

Here is a view of Mt. Vernon Avenue, circa 1949:
http://tinyurl.com/yk56s46

Mark_L
Mark_L on January 11, 2010 at 2:23 pm

I have an address for the CAMEO theatre as 1060 Mt. Vernon Avenue. The 1949 picture noted above looks to be facing east at approximately the corner of Mt. Vernon and 20th Street.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 17, 2010 at 3:33 am

Here is a photo of the interior of the Vernon Theatre from the magazine Popular Mechanics, June, 1926.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 17, 2010 at 3:41 am

1955 must have been the year the name was changed. Boxoffice of March 19 that year said that CinemaScope had been installed at the Cameo in Columbus, making it the last theater in the J. Real Neth circuit to be modernized.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on February 17, 2010 at 3:55 am

When did it close and why?

Mark_L
Mark_L on July 20, 2010 at 3:20 am

Can anyone confirm the name change to COMET? I can find no record of it ever being called by that name. Newspaper listings I have checked from 1946 until the closing in 1962 are all under the name CAMEO. Mike Rivest’s list shows a theatre called the COMET closing in 1955, but I find no record of it and no record of it being connected to the CAMEO.

Mark_L
Mark_L on July 13, 2011 at 10:33 pm

The CAMEO closed on 9/26/1962, with its final features being ATLANTIS LOST CONTINENT & SADDLE THE WIND.

Again, I can find NO proof that this theatre was ever called the COMET. I’ve checked newspaper listings from 1946 to 1962, and this theatre was always called the CAMEO. Does anyone have any evidence of the name COMET?

dbellis54
dbellis54 on January 24, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Please rename this theater “Cameo.” The theater opened as the Vernon and was renamed the Cameo. It closed as a business as the Cameo.

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