Cinema Safe

Cameo Cinema Announces September 18 Reopening

Phased Reopening with Enhanced Cleaning and Sanitizing Protocols

The Cameo Cinema has been planning for this day since it first closed. We are thrilled to once again welcome moviegoers who miss the power of great cinematic storytelling on the big screen.  The staff is prepared and eager to once again entertain Cameo fans and movie lovers. We have created a phased re-opening of the theater, with limited showtimes through  September. One movie will screen each day at 5:00 pm with seating limited to 30 patrons for each show.


With so much in news about the re-opening of theaters nationwide, we know you are looking to see what steps  we are taking to ensure a safe and secure environment. While the theater has always been mindful of health and safety, we now have added an extra level of cleaning and sanitizing guests will notice the moment they walk back through our doors. The Cameo is part of the National Association of Theaters (NATO) CinemaSafe program, which is detailed below.

 Its components include reductions in tickets available for each showtime to allow for appropriate social distancing, enhanced cleaning procedures that include a thorough cleaning of armrests and other touchable surfaces before and after each show, and nightly disinfecting. Safety protocols include mandatory mask wearing by all guests and associates, and hand sanitizing stations throughout the theatre.

Your safety is our focus.

Online Ticketing

Tickets sales are available online or via phone  to reduce the need to stand in line for tickets. Alternatives to paper tickets will be used whenever possible.

Wear A Mask.

All employees must wear a face covering or mask. Patrons must wear a face covering at all times, except when eating or drinking. Those who are unwilling to wear a face covering will be denied entry.

Social Distancing

Appropriate physical distancing must be maintained at all times between, except members of the same household or those that attend together.

Reduced Capacity

We will implement the State of California's mandate to maintain. appropriate physical distancing by limiting patrons to 30 per show.  

Wash Your Hands

Employees will  be trained on hand-hygiene practices, and are required to wash hands frequently at easily-accessible hand-washing facilities.

Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol (EPA approved ethanol or isopropyl) will be liberally placed in easily accessible public areas and patrons will be encouraged by staff and appropriately placed signage to practice hand hygiene.

Enhanced Cleaning

The auditorium will be carefully disinfected between movie screenings. High-touch surfaces like arm rests and door handles will  be wiped down before an after each screening with EPA-registered disinfectant.

Employee Health Training

All employees will be trained on the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 as well as local theatre policies and procedures.

Modified Concessions

We will minimize cash transactions and encourage credit cards or contactless payments. We will eliminate communal food and condiments that requires shared serving utensils or equipment. Popcorn will be pre-packaged.  Bring-your-own-popcorn bowl is suspended.