Cameo Theatre

558 S. Arlington Street,
Akron, OH 44306

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The Cameo Theatre was opened by 1925. It was closed in 1951. It was converted into a church, followed by a surplus store in 1955 and a drug store in 1957 which closed in July 1968. It was soon demolished.

The East Akron Community House is now in it’s place.

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nonsportsnut on October 7, 2007 at 2:55 pm

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dallasmovietheaters on January 21, 2023 at 7:03 pm

The first ads for the Cameo Theater at 556-558 S. Arlington appear in 1925 but it likely dates back prior to then. The theater’s owner M.M. Federhar turned the basement into a free TV lounge with a 7' by 9' screen. The fun may have ended on May 20, 1951 with “Three Guys Named Mike” and “Branded.”

The venue became home to the Faith Tabernacle as a house of worship that October followed by the Akron Revival Center in 1953 to 1955. It was then retrofitted for a surplus store later in 1955 and then the Lea Drug Store in 1957. The Lea Drug Store then ran a classified ad in July 1968 with everything in the building and supporting the building for free. The building was razed soon thereafter.

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