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Cameo Theatre receives Historic Preservation award for Downtown Commercial Historic District

June 24, 2022


The Cameo Theater at 703 State Street was built in 1925, and is one of the 15 oldest theaters in Virginia. Over forty years of neglect left the building with a crumbling façade and chipping interior ceilings and paint. The beautiful restoration by owner Brent Buchanan took over three years and included new plumbing, drywall, paint, tile, trim, carpet, and sound system. Some of the interior’s original trim and wood were reclaimed, and the electrical was updated. The signature marquee’s new look draws visitors to the historic iconic venue. The theater is a landmark icon of the Bristol community providing music and entertainment.