2940 Frankford Avenue,
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Styles: Art Deco
Previous Names: Dazzleland Amusment Parlor, New Dazzleland Theatre
The Dazzleland Amusement Parlor was opened in 1907 in a conversion of retail premises. It was located on Frankford Avenue near Birch Street. It was expanded in 1909 to seat 385 and the nickleodeon was renamed New Dazzleland Theatre. The theatre was first remodeled in 1925 to the plans of R.J. Priest.
It was renamed Cameo Theatre in 1927, but was totally redesigned and enlarged in 1929 by architect David Supowitz. It was equipped with a United States organ.
The Cameo Theatre was closed on November 8, 1959 with William Holden in “Stalag 19” & Alan Ladd in “Shane”. By 1961 it had reverted back to retail use as John’s Bargain Store. It has since been demolished.
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