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 7 Pruneyard Hosting Open Captioned Screenings Every Monday
Camera Cinemas started in 1975 with the goal of bringing quality independent films to South Bay audiences. Almost forty years later, that same focus on accessibility and access for all continues, and we are proud that every Monday, the first showing of each film we screen will be Open Captioned (English subtitles up on screen) 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, April 20th:
11:15am -- WOMAN IN GOLD
12 noon -- SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
12:05pm -- TRUE STORY
12:30pm -- CHILD 44
12:40pm -- FURIOUS 7
There are no O-CAP versions of WHILE WE'RE YOUNG and CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA.
Camera 12 to Host Cinebrew Mart 2015 on Sat, April 25th
How does all-you-can-watch movies and unlimited beer tastings for $25 sound? SJMADE, Camera Cinemas, and San Jose's own Hermitage Brewing are proud to present the second annual Cinebrew Mart on Saturday, April 25th at Camera 12 Cinemas, 201 S. Second Street, San Jose. Admission is $25 in advance, $30 day of the event. Click to purchase tickets.
The Cinebrew wristband provides unlimited access to ten microbreweries, ten artisan vendors, and twelve screens of movies, including dozens of locally made short films, along with regular engagements such as PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2, THE LONGEST RIDE, FURIOUS 7, UNFRIENDED, THE AGE OF ADALINE, EX MACHINA, MONKEY KINGDOM, GET HARD, and HOME. Movie access is from 11:00am-11:00pm, drinking and pop-up vendors from 1:00-5:00pm.
Opera in Cinema Series Returns to Camera 3 Entertainment
Thank you for your patience! Our Opera in Cinema Series at Camera 3 Entertainment returns October 26th with a new partner, Rising Alternative. And best of all, all productions will now be screened as they were meant to be experienced -- in state-of-the-art Sony Digital Cinema 4K (the highest resolution available) with stirring Dolby 5.1 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
Camera 3 Hosts Interactive Monthly B Movie Bombs Series
B Movie Bombs, Camera 3's new interactive monthly film series, continues with the Chuck Norris actioneer Missing in Action on Sat, April 25th at 10:00pm at Camera 3 Cinema, 288 S. Second Street, San Jose. All tickets are $10. Buy Now
B Movie Bombs -- check us out on facebook -- is more than a movie, it’s a lively interactive experience. Here’s how it works:
- Come watch the selected movie with your friends.
- You’ll get a card that lists “B Movie Bombs” – cliches that are in
most every B Movie.
- During the film you can announce the B Movie Bombs, point out plot
holes and participate!
- We’ll have games, prizes and crazy fun!
Following is upcoming schedule:
April 25th -- Missing in Action
May 23rd -- Repo Man
June 27th -- Big Trouble in Little China
July 25th -- Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)
August 22nd -- Kids in The Hall: Brain Candy
September 26th -- UHF
Cult Sensation The Room Now Screening Monthly at Camera 3
By popular demand, Camera 3 Entertainment is now 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. BUY TICKETS
In this electrifying American black comedy about love, passion, betrayal and lies, Johnny is a successful banker with a great respect for -- and dedication to -- the people in his life, especially his future wife, Lisa. As the film depicts friendships and relationships in the lives of its five major characters, it raises life's real and most-asked question: "Can you really trust anyone?"
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 or BUY TICKETS now
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 2014 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 Saturday of each month, with periodic bonus screenings. 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.