Four weeks of meaningful movies to feed the soul and a menu of hot bites, cold treats, and movie theater sweets to fill your belly! Our website is now live with all the information you need to determine if joining us Up On The Roof is right for you including our Covid-19 patron guidelinesFAQs for ticketing, and event descriptions for the over 40 films we’re showing starting October 8.


Can’t wait to join you up on the roof at a socially responsible distance!


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Up On The Roof:
Dinner & Movies For (A) Change


Wouldn’t it be nice to see a movie on a big screen for a change? Or eat dinner and treats prepared by someone else for a change? Or share an experience with people other than those in your own household for a change? You can join us up on the roof to do all of that AND see Movies For Change!

Presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union, this partnership with the San Jose Downtown Association and Guggenheim Entertainment will bring dining and film to the top floor of the 2nd & San Carlos Street Garage for much-needed activity during the pandemic while at the same time shining a spotlight on social justice. 

Playing It Safe


As eager as we are to reconnect, we must do so safely and we must depend on our audience to share in this responsibility. To understand our expectations on how we will work together to keep our audience and staff safe, please read our Covid-19 Patron Guidelines and Ticket/Seating info…

Here’s What’s Playing Up On The Roof!


Perfect Pairings


Like popcorn and fine wine, these films pair perfectly. Joking aside, these 12 films are must-sees and by pairing the feature film with the award-winning documentary of its subject, you’re in for an evening of pure edutainment.

Black Lives Matter Series


Race is one of the most difficult subjects to talk about as a society or culture. Watching a movie can take away the confrontational aspect of race relations that might scare people off which is why everyone should join us for these movies. No one movie is going to teach you everything you need to know about race. The topic is vast and riddled with complexities. However, watching these films provides a great, diverse starting point from which to begin the work. And that’s how movies can change perspectives on race: by giving us a place to start.

A Salute to Asian Pacific American FilmMakers


Celebrate Asian Pacific American Filmmakers with a special collection of stories that explore the history, traditions and culture of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States.


Celebrating Latinx Voices


A celebration of Latinx people and their history presented through cinema. These films are essential viewing for anyone looking to expand their understanding of the contemporary Latinx experience in the United States. Join us as we highlight stories that paint real pictures of the systemic racism faced in the United States and the tremendous accomplishments Latinx people have made to advance social justice in spite of these challenges.


The Power of Women


As women continue to strive for equality across all forms of industry (see: Wage Gap, Pink Tax), these films capture powerful women making their mark – not just the characters portrayed, but the pioneering actresses and directors at the helm.


Amplifying LGBTQ+ Voices


As our streets continue to flood with protests in response to the killing of George Floyd and ongoing police brutality against Black individuals, people across the nation are asking if change will ever come. The fact that we can celebrate the LGBTQ+ community — despite the first Pride being a riot, not a parade or celebration — is a beacon of hope that change is possible with persistence and protest. While Pride events may be canceled this year because of COVID-19, these films allow us to celebrate the LGBTQ+ social movement contributions from Up on the Roof.

Documentaries For Change


While some of these titles are favorites worthy of a second viewing, don’t miss these new documentaries: “Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President”, “My Name is Pedro”, “Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins”, and “The Great American Lie.”


Must See Movies


Presented in partnership with the San Jose Downtown Association for their annual Starlight Cinema, as promised here are some movies just for fun. (Although if you look close enough, you’ll find these flicks having plenty to teach in addition to being great family movies.)