Mark your calendars!

July 6 & 20 | August 3 & 17

Experience the magic of outdoor cinema with your family & friends as we showcase four beloved classics on the big screen.

Movies kick off at dusk, but the excitement starts before! Join us for games and activities leading up to each screening.

Don’t miss out on these magical evenings under the stars at St. James Park. Bring your blankets, pack some snacks, or pick up takeout from surrounding restaurants, and gather your loved ones for a summer filled with unforgettable memories!


July 6
Barbie (2023)

Rating: PG – 13
Barbie and Ken are having the time of their lives in the colorful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans.

Kicking & Screaming

July 20
Kicking & Screaming (2005)

Rating: PG
A mild-mannered dad turns competitive when he realizes that by agreeing to coach his son’s soccer team he’ll be going against his own macho father, who’s coaching a rival team.

The Goonies (1985)

August 3
The Goonies (1985)

Rating: PG – 13
A group of teenagers finds a map leading to a hidden treasure. They must overcome booby traps, natural obstructions, and a gang of desperate thieves in their race for the loot.

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar

August 17
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995)

Rating: PG – 13
Three New York drag queens travel cross-country on their way to Hollywood, but a broken-down car strands them in a narrow-minded Midwestern town, where they share makeup tips with the ladies and show the hostile men how to treat women right.

Join Us for Barbie on Saturday, July 6!

Movie Time: 8:50 p.m.

Pre-Movie Program:
Starts at 7:30 p.m.

Pre-Movie Activities:

Dress Up Fun: Come dressed as your favorite Barbie or Ken and take fun photos with our Barbie props

Special Offers: Mention “Starlight Cinema” for these exclusive deals from our woman-owned downtown partners. Enjoy takeout for a picnic at the park before the movie, and visit afterward for late-night eats & drinks

After Party: Keep the fun going at Splash after the movie. Enjoy a Pink Drink special (open Sat. from 4 p.m. – 1:45 a.m.)

Don’t Miss Out: Bring your friends and family for a magical night with Barbie!

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 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.

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. 


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

Thank you to our series sponsors

A San Jose Downtown Association Production
Supported in part by the St. James Park and Public Life Grant from the City of San Jose

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