Loew's Kameo Theatre

530 Eastern Parkway,
Brooklyn, NY 11225

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Previously operated by: Brandt Theaters, Loew's Inc.

Architects: Hugo Taussig, Harrison G. Wiseman

Functions: Church

Styles: Egyptian

Previous Names: Cameo Theatre, Brandt's Kameo Theatre

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Loew's Kameo Theatre

Opened by Weingarten’s Theatres as the Cameo Theatre on 8th February 1924 with Jane Novak in “The Lullabye”. An additional attraction in the summer months was the 1,500 seat open-air roof garden theatre which first opened on 13th June 1924.

In 1925 the Cameo Theatre was taken over by Loew’s and re-named Kameo Theatre. It was equipped with a Robert-Morton 2 manual 4 ranks organ in 1927. In its final film theatre days it became part of the Brandt chain. This large Eastern Parkway former theatre now houses a church congregation.

The interior hasn’t been altered, but the exterior facade is grimy but intact, except for the large marquee which is now gone.

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Recent comments (view all 52 comments)

Orlando on May 5, 2018 at 11:13 am

As of this date, scaffolding is in place on the street level and a NYC Dept. of Bldgs. notice on the front doors. Also graffiti on the left yellow brick up high but fortunately not on the glazed terra cotta. I hope it will not be torn down. (I believe the church owners won’t let it go!) I’ll keep posting!

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on May 5, 2018 at 11:30 am

I wish I had snagged some of the photos off that blog before it went defunct.

HomecrestGuy on February 13, 2019 at 3:46 pm

New old picture added to the Gallery.

Orlando on November 9, 2019 at 10:33 pm

Pickup today’s “New York Times” bad news for the former Loew’s Kameo…will it be demolished…or saved! This one needs to be saved. The nearby Savoy set the precedent for this I’m quite sure. Loew’s still owned the building in 1977 and had guard’s on the Loew’s Kings payroll. Loew’s usually sold their buildings for the sum of $1.00- (Note Valencia and the Gates both went for a $1.00)

Orlando on February 10, 2020 at 12:47 pm

Here’s some good news!!! I will be conducting tours of the Sabbath Cathedral (as it’s known now for 45 years), formerly Loew’s Kameo Theatre and Roof, which celebrated its' 96th Anniversary this past Sabbath (Saturday). The tour is going to be on Saturday, April 1, 2020 at 3 P.M. and will last about an hour and fifteen minutes. It is limited to 40 people and the tour will cost $10. for each person, all ages. There will be a short slide show on the Kameo and a few local theatres nearby. The tour will include the lobby and the auditorium with its dramatic dome intact, as a matter of fact excepting the marquee its' 90% intact and good condition. The Sabbath Cathedral is holding this tour and maybe adding further dates if groups are interested. The proceeds will go to purchase of a new boiler and repairs on the one that is currently in use. For more information you may contact me at or 631-225-7071 between 11 AM to 7PM. Please Note: Tour is limited to 40 persons, on the date above. If there is an overwhelming response due to the New York Times article, which many people flooded our phones at the Cathedral that we all felt a tour was needed. Again e-mail me or call me, as the Cathedral is not in use at all times and calls to Sabbath Cathedral may go unanswered. Don’t miss this one as the building approaches its' Centennial!

Orlando on February 10, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Here’s some good news… Bring your cameras, PHOTOS permitted! during the last 15 minutes of the tour ONLY!, however not during the tour speech as this will be a guided tour.

theatrefan on February 14, 2020 at 4:01 pm

This sounds really awesome Orlando, I will definitely be there. Your tour of the Loew’s Paradise was one of the best theatre tours that I have ever been on, looking forward to it.

Orlando on February 20, 2020 at 1:57 pm

The Sabbath Cathedral tour is Saturday, April 4th 2020, just caught the error, thanks to the gentleman who already joined the tour and theatrefan for the Loew’s Paradise Theatre review….looking forward to meeting you both on April 4th, Saturday along with others. There are still about 16 reservations available. E-mail and phone # above along with information.

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on June 2, 2023 at 11:49 am

Tour apparently never took place due to onset of the pandemic. Any plans to re-schedule?

rivest266 on June 4, 2023 at 12:11 pm

Grand opening ad posted.

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