Cameo Cinema Foundation

Sparking Creativity, Building Community, Celebrating our History 


About the Foundation:  Cameo Cinema Foundation, CCF, (formerly Friends of the Cameo) is a non-profit 501c3 organization whose mission is to preserve and advance the Cameo Cinema. 

Our Goal: To raise the needed funds to maintain the Cameo as a community asset.  Your donation safeguards our historic theater and ensures the Cameo can continue to innovate and offer entertainment and inspiration to the Napa Valley for generations to come, just as past generations have done for over a century. 

Your Cameo Cinema donation creates these engaging series:

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. 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. 

Kid-Friendly Events
and Workshops

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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.

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.

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


The Cameo is the Community and the Community is the Cameo. The CCF uses your generous donations to enable the Cameo to be so much more than just a great movie theater. Funding a wide range of films, speakers, workshops and live events designed to appeal to a broad range of interests, ages and demographics ensures that everyone in our community feels included and welcomed. 

Board of Directors
Kevin Coleman, President

Founder, Cathy Buck
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  

Questions?  Email us Here

CAMEO CINEMA
1340 Main Street
St. Helena, CA 94574


Cathy Buck
Owner and Creative Director