The dazzling, art-deco exterior of The State Theatre sends moviegoers back in time to Hollywood’s heyday. The elegant 1934 theater eschews the big-budget productions and 3D infomercials of today’s movie industry and instead screens classic films and indie features. On opening nights, The State Theatre often hosts Skype Q&A sessions with the directors and other filmmakers.
Wielding his signature harmonica, delta-blues artist James Cotton has become a legend in blues circles, having started in the Muddy Waters Blues Band and since performed with B.B. King, Johnny Winter, Santana, Led Zeppelin, and other renowned artists. Watch the mouth-harp-playing phenomenon soulfully jam to classic blues tunes, such as “Don’t Start Me Talking” and “Sweet Sixteen,” as well as material from his newest record, Giant. Local blues-rockers Deja Blues will open, playing tunes that pay tribute to every style of American blues, from Mississippi Delta to Chicago shuffle to robot blues-rock, which focuses on the loneliness of 0s and 1s.
Its name may contain the word "museum," but The Tech Museum of Innovation prefers not to wallow in the past. Since its earliest days in 1978, it has exhibited the timeless principles of science while also celebrating the latest in technological achievement. In doing so, the institution inspires visitors to apply that same spirit of creative problem-solving to all aspects of life.
Size: the mango-and-azure domed building fills 132,000 square feet with hundreds of interactive exhibits and six labs
Hands-On Experiments: ride in a jet-pack chair worthy of NASA, feel what it's like to experience an earthquake, or grow jellyfish DNA in a lab
Eye-Catchers: the creations inside Social Robots,
where visitors design and build robots before dressing them up in hats that a human could never pull off
Permanent Mainstay: The Tech Awards Gallery, a showcase of past inventions and inventors from the museum's annual Tech Awards
Visiting Exhibit: REBOOT:music lets you create modern music with high-tech devices; try the L?HA! Laser Harp, which substitutes laser light for strings
Don't Miss: The Tech Studio, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the prototypes and fabrication of upcoming exhibits?and lets visitors be among the first to test them
Almaden Cinema is located at 2306 Almaden Road in San Jose, California and offers movie-goers an amazing lineup of the top motion pictures each week. The theater has nine screens showing the latest big hits, so the whole family can see whatever film their heart desires. The spacious theaters offer comfortable seating. By joining the Almaden Cinema newsletter, fans can get special offers each week right in their inbox, such as free popcorn. The theater is also available to book for any type of special event such as a graduation party or corporate event. Screen advertising is available to local businesses who would like to reach a larger audience with their products and services.
Camera 12 Cinemas in San Jose has so much more to offer than just your typical movie viewing. In addition to Hollywood blockbusters, Camera 12 features a host of documentary movies and indie productions for more serious movie lovers. Lovers of the live arts can go to the numerous ballet and opera events hosted at these cinemas. Camera 12 Cinemas also host a cinema club that’s currently on its 19th season. Meeting monthly on preannounced dates at 10.30 AM, the cinema club works to foster local cinematic talent, and gives members a chance to meet prolific filmmakers and actors. Paying moviegoers get free parking for up to three and a half hours at six different city garages.