Cameo Theatre

Forest Avenue,
Portland, ME 04101

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Cameo Theatre

The Cameo Theatre was one of 3 neighborhood movie theatres operating in 1941 in the Deering section of Portland.

Contributed by Ron Salters

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on September 15, 2015 at 4:29 pm

The Theatre Historical Society arcive has the MGM Theatre Report for the Cameo, it’s Card # 361. Address is Forest Avenue. There is an exterior photo taken Feb.20, 1941. Condition is Fair. The report says that it was remodeled in 1940, was showing MGM films, and had 525 seats.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on September 15, 2015 at 4:46 pm

The CinemaData project’s file on the Cameo indicates that it had 3 locations during its life. The first location was at “476 Stevens Avenue at Deering Center”; the second location was this one at Forest Avenue – today’s “Great Lost Bear Restaurant.” The third location was at Woodford’s Corner, “next to Christopher’s”. Why did the Cameo move twice? What happened to these buildings?

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