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 to Host Sneak Preview/Q&A of David O'Russell's American Hustle
Camera 7 Pruneyard will host a sneak preview of the highly anticipated new drama, American Hustle, on Tuesday, December 10th at 7:30pm. This special event, presented by the New York Film Critics Series, features a streamed post-screening Q & A with director David O. Russell, moderated by Rolling Stone film critic Peter Travers, and a 30-minute pre-show extravaganza hosted by More Magazine/Today Show film critic Alison Bailes. Tickets are $14 (a discount of $4 from the normal series rate). BUY TICKETS
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A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams), is forced to work for wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that’s as dangerous as it is enchanting.
American Hustle also stars Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker), Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Robert DeNiro and Michael Pena. As with David O. Russell’s previous films -- Silver Linings Playbook, The Fighter, I Heart Huckabees, and Three Kings -- American Hustle defies genre, hinging on raw emotion, and life and death stakes.
The New York Film Critics Series is dedicated to producing inspiring events in a collaborative environment and to nurturing the long-term success of better, smarter movies. Each NYFCS screening brings prestigious, live New York City screenings to the best independent theaters in America.
Second Harvest Food Bank and The Camera Cinemas Team Up on Holiday Food Drive
Starting Friday, November 22nd, Camera Cinemas will be partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank to collect non-perishable canned goods to feed the hungry in our community this holiday season.
Donors of three or more food items at the time of purchase of a general admission ticket (Camera 3 and Camera 12 only) will receive three dollars off their ticket price. Donors of any number of food items (Camera 7 and Camera 12) will be entered in a raffle to win concessions vouchers and movie passes.
Opening weekend of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, food drive donors will have the chance to enter a special raffle (Camera 7 and Camera 12 only) to win posters and other special prizes.
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, December 18th at 7:00pm. The fall 2013 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. The Film Production Society is ecstatic to bring the festival back to Camera 3 for the fourth semester in a row.
Any student in San Jose or the Bay Area can submit to the festival. For more information, send an email to Film.Production.Soceity@gmail. 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.
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
Opera and Ballet in Cinema Series Now at Camera 3 Entertainment
Presented by Emerging Pictures, our Opera and Ballet in Cinema series is now located at Camera 3 Entertainment, at the corner of Second and San Carlos Streets in downtown San Jose -- Silicon Valley's center of arts and culture. See acclaimed new productions of popular opera and ballet titles, featuring the world's greatest stars and companies, Sundays at 12:15pm with encore screenings the following Tuesday at 7:00pm
Enjoy new, lower pricing! Single tickets are now just $17, with a $15 per ticket subscription price when three or more shows are purchased. Partake in specialty coffees or beer and wine in the lobby before and after the show. And of course, we offer 3 hrs 40 min. of FREE validated parking in the attached, covered parking garage. Just present your same day ticket purchase at the box office. Bravo!
Click here for the complete schedule and to purchase tickets
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 2013 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