Loew's Kameo Theatre

530 Eastern Parkway,
Brooklyn, NY 11225

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Loew's Kameo Theatre

Opened as the Cameo Theatre on 8th February 1924 with Jane Novak in “Lullabye”. An additional attraction in the summer months was the 1,500 seat open-air roof garden theatre which first opened on 13th June 1924.

In 1925 the Cameo Theatre was taken over by Loew’s and re-named Kameo Theatre. In its final film theater days it became part of the Brandt chain. This large Eastern Parkway former theater now houses a church congregation.

I haven’t a clue what it looks like inside, but the exterior facade is grimy but intact, except for the large marquee which is now gone.

Contributed by philipgoldberg

Recent comments (view all 45 comments)

BobFurmanek on May 27, 2010 at 9:29 pm

He was not appearing on stage. That was a listing for a 1929 Vitaphone short with Reisman.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on March 10, 2012 at 9:04 am

I remember being driven past this jewel on Eastern Parkway when I was a boy, and it seemed that “I, a Woman” played here for a long time. (It’s funny how my childhood theatre memories are; see Loew’s Hillside listing for my burlesque marquee memories.)

TPH on March 11, 2012 at 6:02 am

Had not seen the interior photo and am blown away. Much credit to the current owners that they have gone through the trouble and expense to maintain the auditorium in such pristine condition.

NY_Unplugged on October 15, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Hey there. I actually just had the privilege of going in and seeing the interior of the theater, including the auditorium, projection room, and rooftop. The blog post with more info about is experience is here: http://nyunplugged.net/2012/10/15/a-cathedral-grows-in-brooklyn/

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on October 15, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Nice blog with good interior photos. Direct link

Joseph Fitzpatrick
Joseph Fitzpatrick on May 2, 2014 at 12:19 pm

This was the first Place I ever saw a movie. My Mother use to take me when i was very young, anywhere between and 1 yrs old and up. The first movie i remember seeing that made an impression on me was ‘Song Of The South" I guess this was back in the late 40’s. My Mom use to go in the summer time and sit on the roof. Also there was always dish night. That was a long long time ago,

Orlando on May 5, 2018 at 8:13 am

As of this date, scaffolding is in place on the street level and a NYC Dept. of Bldgs. notice on the front doors. Also graffiti on the left yellow brick up high but fortunately not on the glazed terra cotta. I hope it will not be torn down. (I believe the church owners won’t let it go!) I’ll keep posting!

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on May 5, 2018 at 8:30 am

I wish I had snagged some of the photos off that blog before it went defunct.

HomecrestGuy on February 13, 2019 at 12:46 pm

New old picture added to the Gallery.

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