Our 2014 schedule:
Best of the 1980s film series
Wed. July 23 – “Ghostbusters”at San Pedro Square Market @ 7pm
Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson and Rick Moranis star as NYC-based “paranormal investigators.” After their government grants run out, the former three go into business as The Ghostbusters, ridding The Big Apple of ghouls, ghosts and beasts.
PRE-SHOW: Sing-off of “Who You Gonna Call” theme song; “Build your own” Sta-Puff marshmallow giant contest; movie quotes/trivia contest
Wed. July 30 – “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure” at St. James Park @ 7pm.
Ride your bike to the SJ Bike Party. It’s a drive-in movie night on your bike. And don’t forget to have reflectors and lights for the safe ride home. As for the film …
Watch as Pee-Wee Herman sets out across the U.S. on the adventure of his life to retrieve his beloved bike, which was stolen from him in broad daylight. This was Tim Burton’s directorial debut and a stepping stone for Paul Reubens and composer Dany Elfman.
PRE-SHOW: Tequila dance-off; bike contests; DJ’s on bikes.
Wed. Aug. 6 – “Pretty in Pink” at San Pedro Square Market @ 7pm
John Hughes writes and directs this ’80s Brat Pack romance resembling Cinderella. Molly Ringwald survives the wackos around her, including a boy hopelessly in love with her, her father and a record store co-worker to realize her potential.
PRE-SHOW: Alice@97.3 radio 18th Anniversary ’80s themed dance night
Wed. Aug. 13 – “Gremlins” at St. James Park @ 7pm
These little things are cute as long as they don’t see bright lights, get wet or feed after midnight. So what happens? All three things, and pandemonium ensues. Starring Hoyt Axton, Keye Luke, John Louie, Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Corey Feldman, Judge Reinhold and even the film’s producer – Steven Spielberg.
PRE-SHOW: Rockage Retro Gaming Festival video games; Chiptune DJ; Stripe vs. Gizmo contest
Wed. Aug. 20 – “Airplane!” at San Pedro Square Market @ 7pm
This spoof of the Airport series of disaster movies relies on hilarious sight gags, groan-inducing dialogue, and deadpan acting — a comedy style has been imitated for the past two decades. Alcoholic pilot Ted Striker has to land the plane after the captain gets food poisoning. Lloyd Bridges and Robert Stack have to talk him down. Leslie Nielsen launches a career as slapstick leading man. Please, don’t call him Shirley.
PRE-SHOW: Comedy Sportz Improv troupe performance
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!
Movie night details include:
- Admission: FREE and open to general public
- Movies begin at dusk
- Pre-show entertainment begins about 7 p.m. (except World Cup dates June 14 and June 22)
- BYOB or C – Bring Your Own Blanket or Chair
- Food and drink specials at neighboring stores and restaurants. Beer and wine available at San Pedro Square Market events and the two movies following World Cup soccer viewings
- Links: cinequest.org sjearthquakes.com/summerofsoccer
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.
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Wed. July 16 - “Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade”at St. James Park @ 7pm
The third movie of the Indiana Jones trilogy, this time with Dr. Henry Jones (Harrison Ford) and his father (Sean Connery) taking up the action. Directed by Steve Spielberg, the Joneses go after the Holy Grail in a race against Nazis.
PRE-SHOW: “Map with no names” as a treasure hunt guide to find the Holy Grail; Indiana Jones trivia.