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“Unbelievable Opulent Restoration and Quality”
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
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Appears to have had a no-expense spared restoration a few years ago, and seating and acoustics are great.

1  Thank Ken W
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

With a beautiful remodel, this is an excellent theater for concerts, including symphony, opera, etc.
Plan to go earkly so you can look around the lobby and other areas, as this theater has gone through a remarkable remodel.
The acoustics are perfect. You will enjoy any performance in this venue!

4  Thank Steve U
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

I've been in here for a couple of Cinequest films, and usually try to pick films there, because the theater is really impressive and something you don't come across much anymore. You can easily picture celebrities from the 20s-40s attending shows here.

1  Thank travel6345
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

Growing up in the Santa Clara Valley, a real treat was going to a show at the California Theater. Having recently been completely refinished for the San Jose Opera, as well as the Symphony, the California is a must visit. There is an organ that rises from the orchestra pit, that originally played to silent movies.

2  Thank inagodda
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

Incredible theatre. Huge open lobbies, lovely decor, and, of course, wonderful acoustics. Easy to get seated and navigate intermission. Parking close by as are several eateries.

1  Thank Ola C
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