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“Stunning setting, plush interior”
Review of California Theatre

California Theatre
Ranked #20 of 140 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 13 February 2017

I worry when parking is literally right across the street, and to be fair, the entrance is lovely but narrow. How great will this be? Fantastically great! The tiles, the paint, the live organ music, the enormous snack bar (bear with me, I love fresh chocolate chip cookies and reasonably priced water at public venues). The bathrooms are huge and clean.The acoustics are fantastic. The staff is polite and lovely. The hall itself is oozing with grandeur. I would go back there again.

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Reviewed 29 January 2017

We had the pleasure of attending Opera San José's performance of the Barber of Seville in November. The intimacy of this beautifully restored facility (1,100 seats) creates an incredible opera experience and we thoroughly enjoyed the performance - the singing and music were superb and the comedic interpretation of this opera an absolute delight. San José is so fortunate to have such a magnificent facility and fabulous opera talent.

1  Thank Linda M
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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Historic building - really beautiful architecture. Maybe best of all, fresh baked cookies and concessions with very reasonable prices.

Thank kjmomsub
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

Fun for events like Cinequest and special movies. Comfortable. Handicapped accessible. Parking in San Jose can be a challenge but there are a number of lots nearby.

Thank travelmavenCA
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

Great hall, even in the balcony the sound is still great. the entrance is very clear and the reception area is very comfortable.

Thank dimaabdin
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