Cameo Theatre

740 N. Milwaukee Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60622

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This theatre, located on N. Milwaukee Avenue near N. Carpenter Street on the Near North Side neighborhood of Chicago, opened in 1914 as the Lowy’s Theatre. It was remodeled in October 1924 and reopened as the Cameo Theatre. After a fire at the theatre in the early-1940’s, the theatre was never reopened.

The building lasted into the 1990’s but was demolished, and a condominium was built on the site.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Khnemu
Khnemu on October 23, 2016 at 4:07 pm

From the Moving Picture World of October 4, 1924: “William Hersberg is remodeling his Lowy Theatre at 740 Milwaukee avenue and will rename it the Cameo and will open with exclusive picture programs.”

Khnemu
Khnemu on October 23, 2016 at 4:19 pm

The original name of the theater, Lowy’s, after Arthur Lowy, who opened the theater in 1914, is often misspelled Lowey’s in the Chicago Tribune’s movie listings and other motion picture periodicals of the era.

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