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Cameo Theatre

2001 Photo from the Bob Meza collection.
528 S Broadway
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles) CA 90013

Record #12318  
 Opened: October 10, 1910
 Closed: 1991
 Current Use: Retail
Capacity: 775 seats
Architect(s): Alfred Rosenheim
Architectural Style(s): Renaissance Revival
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Clune's Broadway
 Previously operated by: Pacific Theatres, Metropolitan Theatres

William H. Clune opened the Clune's Broadway in 1910 as an outlet for the films produced by his Clune Studio (now Raleigh Studios). The theater was specifically designed in 1910 as a venue for motion picture exhibition.

The theater originally had an electric rooftop sign that displayed the theater's name and the current time. The sign was replaced with a billboard in the late 1920s.

Until the theater closed in 1991, it was the oldest continuously operating movie theater in California. It was virtually unchanged from the days before feature-length films.

The lobby has been converted to retail space.

 Photos remain the property of the Member and may not be reproduced without the written consent of the Member.

November 2018 photos from the Scott Neff collection.

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May 2003 photos from the Adam Martin collection.

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August 2001 photos from the Bob Meza collection.

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Last featured 5/6/2003. Last edited 11/27/2016.

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