Cameo Twin Cinema XXX

68 Orange Street,
Newark, NJ 07102

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Previously operated by: Independent Theater Service Inc.

Previous Names: Robert Treat Theatre, Treat Theatre, Cameo Theatre

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Cameo Twin Cinema XXX

The Treat Theatre was opened around 1924 at 68 Orange Street at the corner with Broad Street. The Treat Theatre was still operating as a regular movie theatre in 1957. By the 1980’s it went over to screening adult movies and was renamed Cameo Theatre. It was later twinned. In the early-2000’s, Cinema 1 screened regular adult movies and Cinema 2 screened all male adult movies. The Cameo Twin Cinema XXX was equipped with new projection and sound systems that were installed in the 2000’s.

The Cameo Twin Cinema XXX was closed at the end of August 2010, following a tragic murder in the building, and the refusal of the City of Newark to renew its licence to operate. It had been demolished by June 2022 and the site was in use as a parking lot.

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dallasmovietheaters on January 27, 2017 at 8:29 pm

Had a Wurlitzer organ installed in 1924 which appears to be its first year of operation.

rivest266 on July 10, 2018 at 5:38 pm

Raided by the cops on November 22nd, 1974. An article in the photo section.

Teddybear35 on September 7, 2018 at 9:32 am

It took one bad apple to ruin it for everyone else. I also blame the Cameo for not having better security because if they had someone checking bags this incident could have been avoided. As for Michael Handy he clearly knew what went on at the Cameo and if touched all he had to do was open his big mouth and say not interested and if dude persisted leave. Now both theater’s are gone and Newark is officially dead and boring now what is one to do when bored or just wants to release? I miss the Cameo had some fun times. Hopefully Michael Handy gets what’s coming to him behind bars because in prison they don’t ask permission they take it.

sunnydaze on February 16, 2022 at 10:13 am

@nycman from what I’ve heard the Fair Theatre is the only one left in N.Y. I’ve tried to find out if they’re still open in 2022 or not because it seems they were closed in 2021.

sunnydaze on March 1, 2022 at 8:54 am

@nycman I bet it’s hard to see your favorite theaters closed now. I’ve never been fortunate enough to go to one as I’ve lived in Maine my whole life. We did have a couple in Maine many years ago but by the time I was old enough to go to one they were all closed.

sunnydaze on November 17, 2022 at 4:17 pm

@ I’m not sure because I’m not familiar with New Jersey at all 😕

sunnydaze on November 17, 2022 at 4:18 pm

@ m00se1111 lol 😅

sunnydaze on November 18, 2022 at 10:34 am

@ Sarah B. Was it just torn down recently or did they tear it down years ago?

m00se1111 on November 26, 2022 at 11:36 am

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