Cameo Theater

This historic theatre is no longer in use, but the location still brings silver screen enthusiasts from all over to photograph the exterior and enjoy the ambiance of old Hollywood. In its heyday, the theatre seated 600 people in front of its single screen. It was originally a Nickelodean theatre and was later used as a grind theatre and showed movies from 9 am until 5 am the following day. The theatre opened between 1910 and 1911 and had a continuous run, with different owners, until the 1990's. The Cameo was designed by Alfred F. Rosenheim and had the feel of a traditional movie theatre mixed with the glamorous excitement of Hollywood. In the years before its transition from a movie theatre, it became run down and was often the site of vagrants who stopped by to rest indoors during the showing of movies. The theatre is now used for storage space and the lobby has been divided into retail stores. The marquee is still occasionally lit, so if you are planning on a great photograph, you have a shot at getting a great one with a working marquee. To experience a real piece of old Hollywood, pay a visit to the Cameo Theatre.

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