Cameo Theatre

115-119 South Orange Avenue,
South Orange, NJ 07079

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satpmmats
satpmmats on February 11, 2010 at 12:01 pm

Roger- I compared your photo to an old one in which The Cameo appears. If you go by the facade, they appear to be the same. I was always told that the gap between the buildings was where The Cameo had stood. Growing up on Valley & First Streets, The Famous was on one side – The Village Pantry on the other. Do you know what was in that location?

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on February 11, 2010 at 6:32 am

Quite clearly the lobby building and at least the shell of the auditorium are still there. http://www.cinematour.com/tour/us/31444.html

satpmmats
satpmmats on February 11, 2010 at 2:31 am

The Cameo was destroyed by fire in the early 1950s. The building was torn down.

wolfiewolf
wolfiewolf on August 29, 2006 at 1:56 pm

When I went to junior high school in South Orange, the science department had a skeleton that was found under the stage of the Cameo theater.

They never solved the murder, but it sure was cool to touch a real skeleton in 7th grade science class.

Seatoncinema
Seatoncinema on December 10, 2005 at 12:30 pm

Teresa Wright had told me that she would visit the Cameo often, as a young girl, when she had lived in the area.

teecee
teecee on March 11, 2005 at 7:09 pm

Listed in the 1951 FDY as having 937 seats.