A traveling cinema series comes to a neighborhood near you…

Our 2014 schedule:

Sat. June 14 – “Bend it Like Beckham” in Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park immediately following World Cup viewings (start @ 8:15pm)

Sun. June 22 – “Back to the Future, Part II” in St. James Park – immediately following World Cup Viewings (start @ 5:30pm)

Wed. July 16 – “Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade”at St. James Park @ 7pm

Wed. July 23 – “Ghostbusters”at San Pedro Square Market @ 7pm

Wed. July 30 – “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure” at St. James Park @ 7pm.  Join San Jose Bike Party for a bike-friendly, drive-in movie experience.

Wed. Aug. 6 – “Pretty in Pink” at San Pedro Square Market @ 7pm

Wed. Aug. 13 – “Gremlins” at St. James Park @ 7pm

Wed. Aug. 20 – “Airplane!” at San Pedro Square Market @ 7pm

This schedule and the movies are subject to change.

Take advantage of San Jose’s warm, summer nights and enjoy a movie under the star-studded sky with your friends. Pre-show entertainment is often as much fun as the feature!

Friday, August 31 – Shaun of the Dead (2004/R) – starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.
Pre-movie: Zombie-O-Rama IV events* – make up artists at SLG Art & Boutiki; pre and post
movie zombie crawl; young zombie parade; costume contests; live bands and more.
*Last year’s zombie-o-rama event attracted over 3,000 people and included 10 zombie crawl sites
throughout downtown.

Starlight Cinemas 2010

Explore distinct downtown areas such as Plaza de Cesar Chavez, San Pedro Square and St. James Park, and meet the people and businesses that give downtown its character.

These events are all FREE! Pre-show fun starts about 7pm and movies begin at dusk.  BYOC (or B) – Bring Your own Chair (or Blanket).  The high-backed chairs are OK.  Stop by a restaurant and pick up your food – “to go” of course.  No outside alcohol allowed at St. James Park, but OK when served from the San Pedro Square Market.

Starlight Cinemas at Historic District

San Pedro Square Market
(St. John Street side between San Pedro and Almaden Ave.)

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No outside food or drink allowed at San Pedro Market. Come early and dine at one of more than eight restaurants in the San Pedro Square Market. Click here to check out their menus


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St. James Park (corner of 2nd and St. James St.)

Hook Crowd_1St. James Park is transforming into the location for a lot of the downtown’s new events.

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 Before you come downtown visit sjdowntownparking.com to keep your drive stress-free

Parking: $5 parking after 6 p.m. is available in CITY OF SAN JOSE facilities, such as the garages at Third Street near Santa Clara Street, Market and San Pedro streets, San Carlos and Second or Third streets and Fourth and San Fernando streets.  Public lots near the Starlight Cinema venues also offer plentiful parking.

Please support our sponsors:

Popchips, Metro Newspapers, City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs, City of San Jose Parking, Republic Services, CINEQUEST, KQED, El Observador, Broadway San Jose, St. James Neighborhood Association, Councilmember Sam Liccardo, SanJose.com, McEnery Family, San Pedro Square Market, Hopkins & Carley – A Law Office, and radio partners: KCBS 740 AM, NOW 99.7, Alice@97.3 and Live 105.3.


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