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California Theatre, San Jose

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#2 of 11 in Nightlife in San Jose
San Jose Theaters was established by Team San Jose, a non-profit operations and management company which acts as the San Jose Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and also manages and operates city-owned performing arts venues. San Jose Theaters is responsible for the management, marketing, operations and maintenance of the California Theatre, the Montgomery Theater, City National Civic and the Center for the Performing Arts, all located in the heart of downtown San Jose. San Jose Theaters offer a variety of amenities to the general public such as in-house culinary offerings, film and photogprahy access, public tours, theater rentals and much more.
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  • Whatever you're going to see here, give yourself extra time to poke around the building. Its old and charming and beautiful, and there aren't many like it left in full operation. A lovely venue no mat...  more »
  • This theater was restored by the Packard foundation. It looks like a Moorish palace and has excellent acoustics. We went to the Silicon Valley Symphony, but it also houses Cinequest film festival and ...  more »
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  • This is a 1920 era grand movie theater. It is now used for multiple purposes. It has the grandeur and elegance of an opera hall (which is one of the current uses). There is a "Mighty Wurlitzer" organ which is played during silent films and some classical music events. Find any excuse to visit this theatre, and dress in formal wear if you can.
  • Fantastic venue. It's beautiful, the seats are comfortable, and the sound is very good. It's small enough to feel intimate yet large enough that you know you're part of a crowd. Getting in and out was comfortable - there were multiple entrances and exits and that minimized choke points. The ushers knew their stuff and were pleasant and helpful. It's well worth visiting.

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