Historic Cameo Theatre

304 E. First Street,
Newberg, OR 97132

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Additional Info

Previously operated by: Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp.

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Previous Names: Cameo Theatre

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 503.538.4479

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Historic Cameo Theatre

The 490-seat Cameo Theatre was opened by Warner Bros. on August 20, 1937 with Marion Davies in “Ever Since Eve”. Ted Francis purchased the Cameo Theatre in 1940 and since then it has been independently owned and operated by the Francis Family. This theatre is a pleasant, well-managed, and truly charming small town movie theatre. It currently operates with a reduced seating capacity of 348.

The Francis Family also operate the 99 W Drive-In in Newberg.

Contributed by Ken Layton

Recent comments (view all 11 comments)

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 25, 2011 at 6:20 pm

Nice theatre,Marquee could use some work in the movie title putting up department.

RoadsideArchitecture.com on December 29, 2011 at 9:26 pm

The neon sign was restored in 2011. A photo of it here.

Mikeyisirish on June 26, 2012 at 10:21 am

A few 2011 photos can be seen here, here and here.

paulnelson on November 6, 2013 at 5:45 pm

Great marquee. Neon above is effective too. A treasure this is still open. Any interior pics?

chspringer on November 7, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Some interiors are at the theatres website. http://www.99w.com/

SteveSwanson on November 8, 2013 at 12:07 am

Warner Bros. Studio opened the Cameo on Aug. 20th, 1937. The program that night was a Merrie Melody cartoon “With Plenty Of Money & You” followed by the main feature “Ever Since Eve” with Marion Davies. Although WB was hoping to put Ted Francis out of business, he eventually prevailed and bought the Cameo in 1939. It was an “Adults Only' theater for a long time. Not for content, but as in ‘no kids allowed’.

SH on July 24, 2023 at 4:03 pm

They are currently updating their seats which will have drink holders.

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