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Cameo Cinema Foundation
About the Foundation:
The Cameo Cinema embraces the latest in innovative cinema technology, and thanks to our loyal donors is 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.
The key to the Cameo's continued success is enriched programming and philanthropic dollars. Not just an occasional capital campaign, but your generous annual support for community programming, special events, and fun new ideas.
“If you are lucky enough to visit this place, do it. You feel like you are really part of something special. . . It’s a small town feel in this historic theater, right down to bring-your-own-bowl from home for popcorn. Thanks to Cathy who seems to run this place with passion and love.” Liz McCarthy, Facebook
Be part of the next cinematic adventure with a generous donation today!
In the News:
2019 Student Short Film
Showcase Rocks the Cameo!
On Sunday, August 18th, the latest members of our Documentary Film Camp, shared the screen at the Cameo Cinema with students from the Napa Valley Film Festival’s Narrative Film Camp for an awesome hour of short films. These films were created during a five-day intensive forum that was created for students to explore the art of film making and find their voices as young artists. Both camps are held each June for local high school students and are staffed by members of the Pacific Union College Film Department.
Supporting young film makers with a donor-funded Documentary Film Camp:
Tagline Winner Announced
Piper Cole announced, on behalf of the Friends of the Cameo (FOC), that they have found their new tagline! The winning entry: Sparking creativity, building community, celebrating our history was submitted by Janet Costner, a long time supporter of the Cameo and local resident.
“Cameo Cinema fans submitted over 260 tag lines in search of their own ‘star’ on the theater’s much-loved Galaxy Wall.’ adds Piper. "All of the entries were very creative and reflected the genuine affection that this community has for our Cameo Theater and the owner and Creative Director, Cathy Buck. The last entry came in at 11:58 pm on the final day, just two minutes before the deadline.” We want to thank everyone who created a tagline idea and entered the contest. Your continued support ensures that the Cameo Cinema will be stronger than ever in 2020. Thank you again for making this contest so brilliant.
Your Cameo Cinema donation creates these engaging series:
Film Class with
Movies to Dine For
"My children were in love their Mars rovers. They added chains, beads, and other elements to see how their machines balanced and moved under the weight. Great fun and very engaging for the kids." Vanessa Van Hessert, St. Helena
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 work with wonderfest.org 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.
Family Film Festival of the Napa Valley
Launched in 2010, the Family Film Festival of the Napa Valley brings to film fans of all ages an opportunity to view a wide range of films - from family-friendly live-action and animated feature films to documentaries and student produced short films at our 'Red Carpet' event. With the support of the Trinchero Family Vineyards and Friends of the Cameo, Cathy created her 10th family-friendly Memorial Day weekend for exploring ideas, themes, storytelling techniques, and much more.