288 S Second St, San Jose, CA

New Movies, Documentaries, Foreign Film, and Cinema Events in Downtown San Jose

Our talented and experienced staff works 24/7 to customize events just for you, your family, and your friends.

It is amazing how powerful a trip to the movie theatre can be. As our culture moves toward one that is complacent enjoying our art in an isolated manner (on our phones, our laptops, our televisions), we will continue to be a place where art is experienced together as a community. People are meant to be engaged and entertained by their art. Together we are meant to discuss the ideas and messages presented by the artist.

By hand selecting new independent films offered in tandem with revival and retro favorites (including sing-along and quote-along event experiences), 3Below in downtown San Jose will remain the best place to find cinema gems, those classic and those destined to become so. 

Our Cinephilosophy

The dictionary states a cinephile is someone who is fond of movies. But for us, it’s more than a fondness; it’s believing how amazingly powerful a trip to the movie theatre can be. That’s our “cinephilosophy.”

We have become complacent enjoying our art in an isolated manner: we seek our art on our phones, our laptops, our televisions; we listen to our music wearing headphones; we experience fine art by ourselves online. And while technology is certainly beneficial to our human experience, we believe art is meant to be shared.

Art is meant to be experienced together as a community. People are meant to be engaged and entertained by their art. Together we are meant to discuss the ideas and messages presented by the artist. 

So that’s what we do here. We encourage discussion. We engage you and your family and friends by starting the conversation here at the theatre and inspire and encourage you to continue the discussion at home, at work, and in the classroom. We offer you art and artists that are bigger than life, that add depth to our lives.


It’s Like A Year-Round Film Festival at 3Below!

New Movies

After School Specials

Retro Film & Cult Classics of 1973

Slapstick Sundays

Exhibition on Screen

Family Fun Fest

Bondays