Cameo Cinema Foundation

For over a century, the best seat in town.

About the Foundation:  Cameo Cinema Foundation (formerly Friends of the Cameo) is a non-profit that raises money to help preserve the unique and magical experience that is the Cameo Cinema.  Your donation safeguards this historic theater, and ensures that it continues to entertain, educate and inspire the Napa Valley for generations to come. 

The Cameo Cinema embraces the latest in innovative cinema technology, with a state of the art 6k projector and impressive Dolby Atmos Sound. Thanks to your loyal financial support we are able to offer a world-class film experience equal to any great movie house, anywhere in the world. You'd be hard-pressed to find another local business or organization that reaches so many people across all ages and economic demographics.

Cameo Debuts 
Drive-in Movie Theater

On June 25th, the Cameo Cinema will be setting the stage for a family-friendly evening under the stars - with a modern twist. St. Helena now has a fully digital Pop-up Drive-in Movie Theater. 

Even though the Theater is closed, we still wanted to guarantee you a great summer - so with a grant from the City of St. Helena and the support of the Chamber of Commerce - we have created an awesome  program for the community.

About the Drive-in:

Drive In Location:
933 Main St. (Highway 29)
St. Helena, CA 94574 

Your Cameo Cinema donation creates these engaging series:

Arthouse and Indie Films

We are dedicated to not only preserving film culture, but enabling it to grow into something greater than before.  You can enjoy new and old films, silent films, cult classics, documentaries,  films you have never heard of.  We try to find the movies that fall between the cracks, as well as cinema fan favorites from rising stars to Indie legends.

Directors' Showcase

Exclusive pre-release screenings with the Director and Producer are a hallmark of the Cameo Arts programs.  This affords movie buffs a rare opportunity to see 'behind the camera' as we explore the creative process of bringing script to screen.

Film Class with Ian McIver

Film Class was created to provide a forum for nurturing a deeper understanding of film culture and to keep the tradition of the film-going experience alive here in the Napa Valley.  This series was created by Ian McIver,  who moderates each class.  David Garden hosts the summer sessions.  Tuesdays at 1:00 pm  Tickets $10 at the door.

Movies to Dine For

Who doesn't love dinner and a movie?  Movies to Dine For adds a community dinner to a favorite film, with bites that mirror the film's setting and atmosphere.  For CinemaBites we create four events that feature handcrafted 'bites' from noted Napa Valley Chefs.  Add films that explore the world of food and wine and legendary Napa Valley wines to compliment your meal. Proceeds benefit the St. Helena Farmers' Market and the Cameo's educational programs

Science on Screen

We just completed our third year as a Grant participant in the Coolidge Corner Theatre's Science on Screen® series, which was designed in partnership with the Alfred P Sloan Foundation to enhance film and scientific literacy. Throughout the academic year, our Grant allows us to creatively pair screenings of classic, cult, science fiction, and documentary films with lively presentations by experts from the world of science and technology. Each film is used as a jumping-off point for a speaker to introduce current research or technological advances. 

Board of Directors
Kevin Coleman, President

Founder, Cathy Buck
Alex Allen
Stacey Bressler
Ana Canales
Piper Cole
Paul Kass
Tom McBroom
Ann Nevero
Vanessa von Hessert

Cameo Cinema Foundation  a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, 
tax id #46-1415228.  Your donations are tax deductible to the fullest
 extent of the law. 

Cameo Cinema Foundation, P.O. Box 682, St. Helena CA 94574  
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1340 Main Street
St. Helena, CA 94574