Kameo Theatre

4367 Third Avenue,
Bronx, NY

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Kameo Theatre

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Opened as the New Lyric Theatre during the 20s, this 550-seat theater was located on Third Avenue near 180th Street in the Tremont area of the Bronx. The Lyric was renamed the Kameo during the 30s.

Long ago closed as a movie house, the building today houses a church.

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charliek on September 12, 2004 at 2:01 pm

To view a recent pic of this old building, click here and scroll half-way down:
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DonRosen on April 11, 2005 at 9:37 am

Looks like a dump! I know the Kameo was a Brandt Theatre. I would to see a photo from it’s heyday.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 9, 2007 at 7:43 pm

2 FILM OPERATORS SIT DOWN IN BOOTH; Audience Leaves as Strike Begins in Bronx Theatre-Management Sends Up Food, Coffee

NY Times August 21, 1937

Two motion-picture operators, on a sit-down strike, passed the night in the projection box of the Kameo Theatre, 180th Street and Third Avenue, last night in spite of the hot weather. Their action caused the theatre to close its doors after more than 300 patrons had been dismissed with passes.

kencmcintyre on September 27, 2007 at 10:29 pm

The 1970 IMPA puts the Kameo in Brooklyn, but I think it’s a typo. This was under the Brandt theater listing. There’s a half page of Brandt theaters, but to narrow it down here is Brooklyn and the Bronx:

Bronx: Post Road Bainbridge, Laconia, Lido, Melba, Wakefield, Ascot, Earl, Kent, Luxor, Bronx Square, Park Plaza, Surrey

Brooklyn: Carlton, Deluxe, Earl, Regent, Sanders, Sutter, Kameo (sic), Astor Shore.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 27, 2007 at 10:41 pm

Ken….Your looking for the Loew’s Kameo in Brooklyn.

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