Let's pack the park and
have some fun

Enjoy 4 Saturdays of entertainment this summer

Join us this season for favorite throwbacks and family-friendly films. Come an hour before dusk for pre-movie activities beginning at 7:30 p.m. on July 1, July 15 and 7 p.m. on July 29 and August 5. Enjoy a fun variety of community partner booths, local vendors and lawn games. Grab food and drinks to go from one of our partner downtown restaurants and stop by for late-night eats and drinks after the movie.

Mean Girls
(2004) PG-13

A down-to-earth student joins a snobby clique in an effort to spy on the popular kids, then begins to act like them.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
(1986) PG-13

A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the principal thinks of that.

(2016) PG

In ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches Moana’s island, she answers the ocean’s call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.

Back to the Future
(1985) PG

Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.

Everything You Need to Know

Answers to some frequently asked questions

Yes! Feel free to bring a low-chair or blanket to sit on.

Starlight Cinemas is free to the public thanks to our sponsors.

Yes. We love kids. We have some awesome games and fun planned for before the show – these are good for kids of all ages.
Food and drinks are not available at the park. Before the movie, grab food and drinks to go from one of our partner downtown restaurants, or stop by one of our late night partners for a bite and drinks after the movie.

Come an hour before dusk for pre-movie fun, games, activities for the whole family.

Check VTA.org for nearby bus stops and schedules. The closest garages are the Third Street Garage between Santa Clara and St. John streets and the Market & San Pedro Garage. There is also metered street parking surrounding the park that is free on weekends. The event will be held on the park corner near N. First and E. St. John streets, next to the historic stage.


Five ParkSJ garages offer 90 minutes of free parking.
The garages closest to Starlight Cinemas at St. James Park are the Third Street Garage between Santa Clara and St. John streets and the Market & San Pedro Garage.

About Starlight Cinema

The San Jose Downtown Association has produced free outdoor summertime movies for more than two decades under the Gypsy Cinemas, Cinema San Pedro, Cinema St. James and Starlight Cinemas names. SJDA was among the first producers to precede the film showings with games and activities.

Starlight Cinema is supported in part by the St. James Park and Public Life Grant from the City of San Jose. 

Thank you 2023 series sponsors