San Jose Starlight Cinema Outdoor Movie Series

One of our favorite things to see here at Open Air Cinema is, regardless of the people or place that host an outdoor movie series we get to see a glimpse of their personality and culture.

There is so much that can be learned by that snippet, that lens, or that perspective that we look at people or places through. One that caught our attention was the smattering of outdoor shows that covers a range of San Jose neighborhoods, in different spots throughout downtown San Jose, in their annual Starlight Cinema series.

The series is presented by the San Jose Downtown Association, which features weekly screenings. All screenings begin at dusk. On top of that, each sow has preshow entertainment for the audience, related to the theme of the film. Get there early for good spots, bring your chairs or blankets, whatever you prefer for seats. The series began earlier this month.

The Starlight Cinema outdoor movie series continues through Aug. 21. Like we mentioned one of our favorite parts of these series is seeing the traditions emerge. The Starlight Cinema outdoor movie series has developed the tradition of a loose Zombie-O-Rama, a zombie crawl, or zombie extravaganza, this brings the outdoor movie series a fun, and slightly apocalyptic feel every year.

Upcoming Outdoor Movie Series Screenings

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981, PG), July 10 on Post Street.
  • Screening of Back to the Future (1985, PG), July 24 at the Circle of Palms, in front of the San Jose Museum of Art, near Market and San Fernando streets.
  • KQED Presents Mi Mambo! (2006, not rated), July 31 at San Pedro Square Market.
  • The pre-show features a performance by the San Jose Jazz High School All Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986, PG-13), Aug. 14 at San Pedro Square Market.
  • Zombieland (2009, R), Aug. 21 in the SOFA District (S. First Street near William Street). The Zombie-O-Rama kicks off at 4:30 p.m. and includes zombie makeup pop-up shops and vendors, live music, costume contests and a young zombie parade.

Start Your Own Outdoor Movie Series

Whether you are looking to do your own parties at home with an outdoor movie series, and are looking to get one of our Home systems; or outdoor movie series with your neighborhood and community, and need something like our Pro system; or want to run a large-scale outdoor movie series we have what you need, our Elite systems are unparalleled in the presentation of any outdoor movie series.

If you have any further questions, about our products for your own outdoor movie series contact us here. Also, if you are looking for a list of where you could go and check out an outdoor movie series for yourself to see what it's all about.

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