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The California Theatre

On opening day in 1927, Hollywood stars came to San Jose to celebrate the opening of the lavish 1,122-seat theatre. Today, it is recognized as one of the best-preserved examples of 1920s-era motion picture houses in the U.S., largely thanks to the impressive $75 million renovation in 2001.

The California Theatre’s richly ornamented interior, dressed with gold trimmings, decorative painting and elaborate stencils, rolls out the red carpet for your event. Your name or brand will be animated in chase lights on the original marquee, which has been remastered with a vertical blade sign featuring a motif of California golden poppies. This venue regularly plays host to corporate events, product launches and social engagements, especially banquets and weddings. Let this lavish beauty make you a star!   

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California Theatre's gold-embellished lobby set for an elegant reception

The City National Civic

The City National Civic is a San Jose landmark with a rich history. Built in 1934, the City National Civic has housed some of the most legendary performances from music icons like Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, The Grateful Dead, The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan.

In 2012, this Spanish California mission-style classic venue reopened on the heels of a $15 million renovation. Today, this legendary house continues to host a wide range of performances. With its flexible floor plan, built-in sound equipment and large viewing screens, it serves as a brilliant space for corporate gatherings, galas and special events. Surprise and delight more than 2,800 guests in this San Jose landmark.

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An event inside the City National Civic with a large crowd watching a performance

Center for the Performing Arts

San Jose’s Center for the Performing Arts is an architectural gem: it was designed by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation in 1972.

The 2,600-seat theater offers unique space such as the exclusive lounge, swanky President’s Club and an extensive patio ideal for cocktail parties, meet-and-greets or other social engagements. The house features classic plush-red continental-style seating fit for comfort and enjoyment. The space could be all yours and can include a performance by Broadway San Jose.

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Networking and drinks outside the Center for the Performing Arts

The Montgomery Theater

Built in 1936, this intimate gem seats 468 and exudes historic charm, creating a delightful experience for any occasion. Combining an elegant appearance with contemporary upgrades, it hosts a variety of performing arts, corporate and private events. The beautiful and renovated courtyard features new lighting, sound capabilities and a fire pit, making for the optimal outdoor location for entertaining, registration or a reception.

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Audience enjoying the Montgomery patio
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