"In my hometown now, in the Napa Valley, we have a theater called The Cameo, which is a beautiful single-venue theater. There's no doubt in my mind that the movie theater experience as a place to thrill to and enjoy great cinema is a central part of the community, and that idea of replacing that with any form of ‘Home Video’ (or) multiplexes - which are basically fast-food restaurants with a sideline of showing movies - is not what I think the exciting future of MOVIE-GOING will be.
FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA, August 2023
BEHIND THE CAMERA
This is an ongoing series featuring in-person conversations with directors, actors, writers, producers and other members of the filmmaking team of a first-run movie screening at the Cameo. This series affords our film community the unique opportunity to see behind-the-camera live as we explore the creative process of bringing script to screen.
SCIENCE ON SCREEN®
Science on Screen® is designed to enhance film and scientific literacy. This program 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. This program is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theater with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
The St. Helena Farmers’ Market features films that celebrate the farmers, vendors, chefs and vintners who are responsible for the food sitting on our plates and the wine in our glass. They pair these films with culinary treats created by a range of chefs from Micheline starred restaurants to local farm-to-table eateries and food trucks. Funds support their educational programs.
We believe music has the power to unite us, and our Jazz concerts showcase distinguished musicians from the Bay Area. Our artists create a soulful concert experience for everyone fortunate enough to be there.
Film Class was created to provide a vibrant 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. Created and moderated by Ian McIver, with adjunct presenter David Garden.
Community programming, special events and fun ideas are at the core of the Cameo Cinema's film programming. Recognizing that movies have the power to spark memories and create emotional connections, we cherish the opportunity to showcase the films and programs you love.
Each year the Cameo nurtures a new generation of storytellers and innovators through interactive film and arts events. We look for programs that excite kids’ minds like our Student Filmmaker Programs and stop-motion animation, virtual reality and robotics workshops.
The Cameo Cinema’s annual Oscar-night bash returns this year with our popular live-stream coverage of the festivities. Take a trip down memory lane with legends past and present as we watch movie stars, musicians, fashion icons, athletes, politicians and royalty rub shoulders, share secrets, and toast ‘the cinema' on Hollywood's biggest night.