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California Theatre, San Jose

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Theater · Concert / Show
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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  • We went to see a show at the California Theatre in downtown San Jose. Its a historic theatre and a good place to go.  more »
  • It's rare to see such a beautiful building like this on the West Coast. I especially love visiting it in December, as it is so nicely decorated for the holidays. Built in 1927, this theater has been.....  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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