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“A masterful showpiece”
Review of California Theatre

California Theatre
Ranked #20 of 137 things to do in San Jose
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Owner description: The California Theatre in San Jose, California is managed and operated by San Jose Theaters, a division of Team San Jose. It regularly hosts major performances from Opera San Jose, Symphony Silicon Valley and other organizations. This beautiful theatre, originally built in 1927 and renovated starting in 2001, marries the opulence of its movie palace origins with state-of-the-art performing arts venue attributes. The California Theatre is Available to Rent * 1,122 seating capacity, with up to 14 wheelchair areas * State-of-the-art production and audio visual technology * Stage Size: 90'x40' * Several dressing rooms
Chandler, Arizona
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“A masterful showpiece”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

Attending screenings here for CInquest Film Festival. This theater was so beautifully restored that is takes your breath away. The organist we heard is so talented and the venue brings back memories of when going to the movies was a special treat.

Visited March 2013
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San Jose
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213 reviews
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“Wonder Venue”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

They have done a wonderful job of restoring an old theater to a state of excellence. I can't imagine it was any better in its hayday.

Visited February 2013
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Mountain View, California
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763 reviews
232 attraction reviews
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“Really well-designed!”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

Came here as part of the Cinequest film festival! It's really well-designed, there isn't a seat in the house without a perfect view.

A great place to see a movie-- looking forward to seeing some theatre here in the near future!

Visited March 2013
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California
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225 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“1920s Majesty”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

This ornate theatre opened to show films in 1927, and did so until the 1970s, when it was shut down. It sat dilapidated for years, before a renovation in 2004. Now it is the home of the San Jose Opera and the Silicon Valley Symphony, and is a wonderful place to see a show. The seats are comfortable, the building is stylish and the acoustic are great.

Visited February 2013
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Moorland Iowa
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“Beautiful Theathre”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

Went there to hear our daughter sing in an opera on the 10th of Feb 2013 ,awesome acoustics !!!! the Theatre is just beautiful!

Visited February 2013
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