180 Main Street NW,
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The Cameo Theatre opened in 1925. Seating was listed at 580 in the 1940’s and 525 in 1950. It was family owned until the late-1940’s when it was taken over by Consolidated Theatres.
In 1972 the Cameo Theatre began screening adult movies which lasted until the city passed an anti-pornography law on August 1, 1977. It switched to blaxploitation double bills, but lasted only a month and was closed August 30 1977 with “The Screaming Tiger” (a kung-fu type movie) & Fred Williamson in “Bucktown”. It was demolished in May 1980.
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