Loew's Kameo Theatre

530 Eastern Parkway,
Crown Heights,
Brooklyn, NY 11225

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Loew's Kameo Theatre

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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

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BobFurmanek
BobFurmanek on May 28, 2010 at 12:29 am

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 12:04 pm

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
TPH on March 11, 2012 at 9:02 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.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on March 11, 2012 at 10:23 am

As often happens when churches take over theatres, the color scheme has been drastically changed from the original.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on March 23, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Here’s the original Cameo marquee before Loew’s took over and changed the spelling to Kameo: brooklynpubliclibrary

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on May 25, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Here’s a 1980s tax photo of the Eastern Parkway frontage: lunaimaging

NY_Unplugged
NY_Unplugged on October 15, 2012 at 3:54 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 11:08 pm

Nice blog with good interior photos. Direct link

Joseph Fitzpatrick
Joseph Fitzpatrick on May 2, 2014 at 3:19 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,

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