Cameo Theatre

Main Street and Willow Street,
Mattawamkeag, ME 04459

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Cameo Theatre

The Cameo Theatre was a small and old theatre. It was closed as of 1946, but reopened and lasted into the 1950’s.

Contributed by Ron Salters

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on September 23, 2015 at 10:56 am

The Theatre Historical Society on-line archive has the MGM Theatre Report for the Cameo in Mattawamkeag; it’s Card # 405. Street address is not given. Town name is misspelled. There is an exterior photo dated July 25, 1947. Condition is not given. The report states that the theater opened in 1910, and had 250 seats. The 1940 population was 843.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 27, 2015 at 4:55 pm

Given how small Mattawamkeag is, and the opening year of 1910 cited in the MGM report, I think it’s possible that the Cameo was the same house that operated earlier as the Bon Ton Theatre, though the Cinema Data Project gives them two different pages (Cameo and Bon Ton.)

Ocloud
Ocloud on May 8, 2018 at 4:43 pm

I recently purchased a Postal Cover dated 1915 and addressed to a Mr John Smith at the Bon Ton Theater in Mattawamkeag Me

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