Cameo Theater

61 Peachtree Street NW,
Atlanta, GA 30303

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Cameo Theatre

The Cameo Theater opened May 11, 1925 with Aileen Pringle and Ronald Colman in “A Thief in Paradise”. It was closed in around 1951. I think that the building remained intact for quite awhile thereafter.

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1234 on June 27, 2007 at 12:10 am

The Cameo opened on May 11,1925 with the Film “A Thief in Paradise”, starring Aileen Pringle and Ronald Coleman. Was located at 61 Peachtree Street

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DavidZornig on December 6, 2008 at 2:41 pm

In Don. K.’s original 2005 post, the 1952 photo shows the Cameo as being called the Rodeo. Any ideas as to how many years it operated under the Rodeo name?
It was probably chosen due to it’s inexpensive change to the marquee. Three letters versus another sign completely.

1234 on December 6, 2008 at 5:52 pm

Dear David: The Cameo closed as a theater then Rodes Opticans opened a store in the building, What you see in the photo is the signs for the opticans shop. However I will say they do look right theatrical.

DavidZornig on December 6, 2008 at 6:01 pm

I’m looking at the very first of the May 24th 2005 pictures posted. There
The one before giant eyeglasses were added to the front of the marquee. Doesn’t that say just Rodeo on the small vertical portion?

The very first comment/post has only one picture. The 2nd post has two more. A different marquee in all three pictures.
My monitor is unfortunately a TV, so maybe the “S” looks like an “O”. But please take another look at the very first comment & photo posted.

DavidZornig on December 6, 2008 at 6:04 pm

Sorry for the typos. I’m referring only to the vertical portion of the sign in the first 1952 picture.

WHITEFIELD on June 28, 2009 at 3:26 am

Here is a 1940 movie ad for The Cameo Theatre
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DavidZornig on May 3, 2015 at 3:42 am

Photo added, credit Special Collections Department, Pullen Library, Georgia State University.

Likely one of the 1950’s photos previously posted in 2005, on the now dead links.

rivest266 on April 2, 2018 at 9:46 pm

This opened on May 11th, 1925. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

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