The Camera Cinemas present a wide variety of unique events, festivals, programs and special screenings. In addition to the Cult Movie Series, Opera in Cinema, Diaper Days and Date Nights and our long-running Camera Cinema Club, we host film festival, special screenings, and other events and promotions tied to our regular film openings.
Some of the current and upcoming events are listed on this page. For a recap, including pictures, of past events, go to CAMERA EVENTS
SJSU Student Short Film Festival Returns to Camera 3
The San Jose State University Student Short Film Festival returns to Camera 3 Entertainment on Wednesday, May 31st at 7:30pm. The spring 2017 edition features the semester's best work submitted by film, animation, theater, photography and other majors. Admission is $10 ($7 for students with valid i.d.) BUY TICKETS
The festival is hosted by the Film Production Society, SJSU's student film club. FPS was started in 2006 by filmmakers who wanted to connect with one another and take their education further. The group has produced award winning short films and even some features over the years. Every semester, there is an eclectic collection of films from the very active student body.
Any student in San Jose or the Bay Area can submit to the festival. For more information, send an email to Film.Production.Society@gmail.com. Everybody loves movies, come see what your local starving artists are cooking up. Remember, these are colleges students. Some material may not be appropriate for children.
Camera Cinema Club Now Meeting at Camera 3 Entertainment
See films first and discuss with filmmakers and talent. Sign ups for the Camera Cinema Club's 21st season, which began February 19th, are now underway. The Club currently meets monthly at 10:30am and 3:00pm at Camera 3 Entertainment in downtown San Jose, returning to the Pruneyard Dine-In Cinemas (formerly Camera 7 Cinemas) in the fall. Go to our Camera Cinema Club page for more info and to sign up!
Opera in Cinema Series Returns to Camera 3 Entertainment
Thank you for your patience! Our Opera in Cinema Series at Camera 3 Entertainment has returned, with a new partner, Rising Alternative. And best of all, all productions are now screened as they were meant to be experienced -- in state-of-the-art Sony Digital Cinema 4K (the highest resolution available) with Dolby Digital surround sound in our spacious large auditorium.
See acclaimed new productions monthly of popular European based opera titles, featuring the world's greatest stars and companies, Sundays at 12 noon with encore screenings the following Tuesday at 7:15pm. Single tickets are just $18.50, the lowest price for theatrical opera presentations in the South Bay. Partake in specialty coffees or beer and wine in the lobby before and after the show. And of course, we offer FREE validated parking in the attached, covered parking garage.
Click here for more information and to purchase tickets
Cult Sensation The Room Now Screening Monthly at Camera 3
By popular demand, Camera 3 Entertainment is hosting monthly Saturday night screenings of Tommy Wiseau's The Room, an electrifying American black comedy about love, passion, betrayal and lies. This long-time midnight cult sensation screens the second Saturday of each month, starting at 12 midnight. All tickets for regular monthly shows are only $7.50.
Screenings for 2017 are January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10, July 2, August 13, September 9, October 14, November 11, and December 9 . . . BUY TICKETS
The Room has been playing continuously in Los Angeles since it first hit theaters in 2003, and regularly sells out screenings in San Francisco, New York and other locations across the country. Check out THE OFFICIAL The Room website for more on this cult movie phenomenon.
Cult Movie Series Now Screening at Camera 3 Entertainment
Hey all you Insomniacs, Pop Culture Fanatics, Thrill Seekers, and Creatures of the Night! The Cult Movie Series is now back with monthly screenings of your favorite films (voted on by you guys during our recent on-line polling). Each film shows Thursday at 9:30pm and Saturday at 12 midnight at Camera 3 Entertainment, and all tickets are only $7.50. Series sponsored by Psycho Donuts, Streetlight Records and Time Tunnel Toys, who will be providing prizes. Alcohol served until 11:00pm, with a special guest hosting each screening.
Click here for the complete 2017 schedule (voted on by you guys in our recent Facebook polling), and to buy tickets.
Barely Legal's Rocky Horror Screening Twice Monthly at Camera 3
Do The Time Warp Again as Barely Legal, the Bay Area's premiere Rocky Horror Picture Show performing cast, is hosting monthly Saturday night events at Camera 3 Cinema in downtown San Jose. All tickets for these screenings, sponsored by Psycho Donuts, are $10, and doors open at 11:30pm (with alcohol served until 11:00pm). We highly recommend that you book your seat in advance! Events are the first Saturday of each month, plus the third Saturday every other month.
Screenings for 2017 are January 7, February 4 and 18, March 4, April 1 and 15, May 8, June 3 and 17, July 15, August 5 and 19, September 2, October 7 and 28, November 4, and December 2 and 16 . . . BUY TICKETS now
Please do not bring: Rice, Water, Confetti, Squirt Bottles, or Lighters -- they are not allowed, NO EXCEPTIONS. Barely Legal sells "survival kits" on site before the show which contain: Bubbles, Noise Makers, Toilet Paper, Toast (bagged up tight!), Cards, and Instruction
Sheets (explaining when to use each item). Click here for complete "Rocky Horror" event rules.