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
CAAMFest San Jose Film Festival Returns to Camera 3 Sept. 5-7
The Center for Asian American Media presents CAAMFest San Jose 2014, a 3-day film series featuring exceptional Asian and Asian American works from around the globe, from local shorts to international features, September 5-7 at Camera 3 Cinema.
The festival's schedule is as follows:
- FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th
- 7:00pm -- Meet the Patels -- On the verge of turning 30 and feeling the pressure to find someone to marry, Ravi Patel ventures out to explore the various traditional Indian methods of arranged marriages. Along the way, he learns what it means to be in love, and how marriage is more than a commitment between two people.
- SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th
- 12:30pm -- Stories From Tohoku -- Two years after the devastating 2011 Tohuku earthquake and tsunami in Japan, survivors are still struggling to rebuild. Stories explores both the endurance and frustration of the survivors and the hope inspired by the visitors.
2:30pm -- Funny Money -- A successful businessman believes he's lost his luck when he lets fake paper money fall into the hands of a flower shop salesgirl As he attempts to retrieve the bill, he struggles to survive in a world that's becoming increasingly materialistic.
6:00pm -- American Dreams in China -- Highly praised as the "Chinese Social Network", three college slackers turned successful businessmen face copyright infringement lawsuits in one of China's most successful box office hits of 2013. This modern telling of David versus Goliath is an inspirational and riveting story of the underdog's rise to the top.
8:30pm -- Awesome Asian Bad Guy -- Whast happened to the actors that played that one Asian villain in your childhood action flicks? Turns out they teamed up in this film with the National Film Society. Pretty awesome, right?
- SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th
- 2:30pm -- Brahmin Bulls -- Audience Choice Award at 2013 San Diego Film Festival, this remarkably assured debut feature from director Mahesh Pallor explores a familial relationship where father and son are more likely to lock horns than hug it out.
4:45pm -- Cambodian Son -- Kosal Khiev was forced to flee Cambodia to the U.S. at 1 year old. Later returned to Phnom Penh as an exiled "criminal alien", he is a volatile, charming young poet whose life begins to change when he is invited to represent Cambodia at the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
7:00pm -- 27C Loaf Rocks -- Veteran director Lin Cheng-sheng brings to the big screen the true story of Taiwanese master baker Wu Pao-chun, as he goes on a journey of passion and perseverance; from serving as an apprentice in a Taipei bakery, to eventually winning the 2010 Bakery World Cup.
For more information and to purchase tickets, go to http://caamedia.org/caamfest-san-jose/
Camera 3 Hosts Interactive Monthly B Movie Bombs Series
B Movie Bombs, Camera 3's new interactive monthly film series, continues with the ultra-cheapo Italian knock-off horror "classic" Troll 2 on Sat, Sept. 27th 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!
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