Programs and Challenges During COVID19
First off, we really want to express a heartfelt thank you to members of our community–individuals and partner organizations–who have reached out to express their support for the Cameo Cinema and the Cameo Cinema Foundation during these tough times. The social and financial impacts of COVID-19 have illuminated how vulnerable small businesses, non-profits, students, artists, service industry workers, and many other groups are in times of fear and uncertainty.
Since the arrival of COVID-19 (coronavirus) to the Bay Area, we have all been experiencing challenging and stressful times. As a community movie theater, the health and well-being of our community is our top priority, which is why Cathy Buck, in consultation with the CCF’s Board of Directors, made the difficult but necessary decision to close the Cameo in March.
The Cameo Cinema takes pride on being a community gathering place—a place to experience the transformative power of film and to share meaningful conversations. And so, it’s with our beloved community in mind that we have supported Cathy in the implementation this closure. We understand that this news will be disappointing for many, as it is for us.
During this temporary closure, the Cameo Cinema, in a unique partnership with some of the most inventive film distributors has created an On-Demand cinema platform, with fifty (50) percent of each ticket purchased going to support the theater. Your rental fees will go to support the Cameo, and help us return to our mission as a vibrant, community-centered cinema once this turbulent period is behind us.
Your financial support is especially appreciated at this time, as it will help us to compensate the Cameo’s hardworking and dedicated staff. Donations will also assist the theater in reopening with minimal disruption to operations and programming.
Throughout the closure, Cathy Buck, the Cameo Cinema and the CCF hopes to engage our film-loving community in creative ways. Keep an eye on the theater's weekly emails for updates!
We wish you and your loved ones the best of health during this critical time. Thank you for your continued support.