The Camera Cinemas present a wide variety of unique events, festivals, programs and special screenings. In addition to the Cult Movie Series and our long-running Camera Cinema Club, we host Cinequest, the Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival, the Arab Film Festival, the San Francisco Asian-American Film Festival, the San Jose Short Film Festival 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
Camera 12 and Camera 7 Pruneyard Now Hosting Open Captioned Screenings
Camera Cinemas started in 1975 with the goal of bringing quality independent films to South Bay audiences. Forty years later, that same focus on accessibility and access for all continues. We are proud to announce that the day's first shows on Monday at Camera 7 Pruneyard, and now on Tuesdays at Camera 12 in downtown San Jose, are presented with Open Captioning so that those who are hard of hearing have a chance to enjoy the movies.
Open Captioned (as opposed to Closed Captioned) means that English subtitles will be visible on screen for these shows. There will be a few exceptions, as some smaller film releases do not have OCAP versions. These will be announced each week. But we are committed to providing this service for every film for which it is available.
O-CAP Films for Monday, February 8th:
CAMERA 7 PRUNEYARD
11:00am -- BROOKLYN
11:00am -- SPOTLIGHT
11:10am -- KUNG FU PANDA 3
11:20am -- THE LADY IN THE VAN
11:30am -- HAIL, CAESAR!
12:10pm -- 45 YEARS
12:30pm -- THE BIG SHORT
O-CAP Films for Tuesday, February 9th:
3:20 -- THE REVENANT
3:30 -- KUNG FU PANDA 3
4:10 -- THE FINEST HOURS
4:15 -- THE CHOICE
4:25 -- THE CHOICE
4:40 -- PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES
5:00 -- DIRTY GRANDPA
5:05 -- FIFTY SHADES OF BLACK
5:10 -- THE BOY
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.
Upcoming screenings in 2016 are January 9, February 13, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, October 8, November 12, and December 10 . . . 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 (note the new later start times) 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 2015 schedule (voted on by you guys in our recent Facebook polling), and to buy tickets.
Barely Legal's Rocky Horror Screening 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 and third Saturdays of each month.
Upcoming screenings in 2016 are January 16, February 6 and 20, March 5 and 19, April 2 and 16, May 7 ad 21, June 4 and 18, July 2 and 16, August 6 and 20, September 3 and 17, October 1 and 29, November 19, and December 3 and 17 . . . 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.