Cameo Cinema: Historic theater in downtown St. Helena
Cameo Cinema, a one-screen theater on St. Helena’s Main Street, has been showing movies almost continuously since 1913. Today, the meticulously maintained theater (complete with red velvet chairs and house-made popcorn) screens everything from Hollywood new releases to local documentaries to World Series games and serves as a home base for the annual Napa Valley Film Festival each November. Francis Ford Coppola, who maintains residence in the Valley near the Inglenook winery (formerly Rubicon) is often spotted here.
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If you have forgotten about the greatness of the movie-going experience of yesteryear due to overcrowded generic multiplexes, we have the solution. This 100-year-old theater not only takes you back in time to the golden age of cinema, but it has the contemporary A/V chops you love. At Cameo you will find state-of-the-art projection and a Dolby Atmos Sound System—making it one of the only historic theaters in the country with this quality equipment.
The theater was built in 1913 and has remained dedicated to its goal of storytelling from the very beginning. It is also the oldest single-screen theater in the United States!