For decades, going to the movies has been a activity cherished by people of all ages. While the movie business has changed substantially in the last fifty years, the enjoyment that comes from the experience still remains. Whether you are headed out on a Friday night date, a girls night out or a family excursion, the movies is a great choice that will keep everyone entertained. However, with over 20 different theaters in the San Jose area, it can be hard to choose. So, based on distance and price, here are the top theaters in San Jose, California.
Located downtown on Paseo de San Antonio and 2nd street, Camera 12 is the perfect theater to frequent on a date, night out with friends or even solo. With 12, fully equipped theaters, parking validation and student and senior discounts, this theater is right in the middle of the heart of San Jose. General Admission is $10 and $7 for a matinee. Also, guest can buy a Discount Admit Card and watch ten movies for only $60. And don’t forget that Wednesdays are student nights, where high school and college students can watch movies for $6.
Unlike its competition, this theater has a unique shape. Literally. With a dome ceiling, this movie theater provides for a unique cinematic experience. The Cinemark Theater only has two screens however, so be wary if you want a larger selection of films. General admission is $10.25 with discounts as low as $7.50 for students, seniors and children. Located on Winchester Boulevard across from Santana Row and next to the Winchester Mystery House, Century 24 is a great choice for every occasion.
Capitol West-Wind Drive In
Movies set in the 1950’s often depict couples cuddled together in a car’s front seat of watching a movie at a drive in theater. Get a blast from the past when you visit Capitol West-Wind Drive In Theaters. For only $6.75 for adults and $1.00 for children, this theater is a great deal. The outdoor cinema boasts six different screens and each admission price pays for a double features. That’s right; for less than $10 you get to see two movies! This theater makes for a unique date idea or a fun activity for movie-lovers of all ages.
AMC Eastridge 15
With the recent advances in cinematic technology, 3-D and IMAX movies are becoming more and more popular. To get the best quality in your film fix, visit the AMC 15 Theater in Eastridge Mall. With 15 large screens, this theater raises the bar for movie watching. Sit back and catch a 3-D movie with the best sound and picture quality in the business. When your done, take a walk through the large, two-story mall and get some of your shopping out of the way. Tickets cost $10.75 for adults, $9.75 for seniors and $7.75 for children, with increased prices for 3-D and IMAX films.