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
Cinequest, San Jose Film Festival Returns to Camera 12
Camera 12 Cinema proudly hosts the 25th Annual Cinequest, San Jose Film Festival Feb. 25-Mar 8 in downtown San Jose. This showcase of maverick filmmakers and films has been recognized as one of the world's top 10 festivals, with additional screenings and events at the California Theater.
Dana Nachman's stirring documentary Batkid Begins, about a 5-year-old boy with leukemia whose wish would transform a city and the nation for a day, kicks off the festival at the California Theater on February 24th. Victor Levin's 5 to 7, a romantic comedy about the love of an aspiring writer and sophisticated French girl, closes the festival, also at the California Theater, on March 8th.
Featured celebrity guests include Maverick Award recipients, legendary director John Boorman (Hope and Glory, Excalibur, Deliverance), presenting his new film Queen and Country; singer, comic book creator, philanthropist, social activist and actress Rosario Dawson (Top Five, Sin City); director/screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of The Lost Ark, The Big Chill); best-selling author/screenwriter Dennis Lehane (Gone Baby Gone, Mystic River, Shutter Island); and producer Mike Medavory.
In addition to nearly 200 features, documentaries and shorts from around the world, Cinequest 2015 will feature a brand new Future of Film Showcase, as well as the Filmmaking and Technology Forums, Silent Cinema at the California Theater, Picture the Possibilities Summit, Writer's Celebration, the Maverick Competition, Cinequest DxD, Student Short Film Competition, and Global Landscapes (Latino Film and Pacific Basin Showcases). When not catching great films, passholders enjoy daily our VIP Soirees and Maverick Meetups. Also, take advantage of the very popular encore day, with repeat screenings of audience favorites and award winners on Sun, March 8th.
For ticket information and a comprehensive calendar of events, go to Official Cinequest Web Site, call 408-295-FEST, or pick up a printed program at any of our theaters and selected locations throughout the valley.
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, March 9th:
11:00am -- WILD TALES
11:05am -- CHAPPIE
11:10am -- MAPS TO THE STARS
11:10am -- THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
11:45am -- THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
1:00pm -- KINGSMAN: SECRET SERVICE
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 horror classic Lepechaun on Sat, March 28th 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:
March 28th -- Leprechaun
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