Gould Cinemas

1019 E. Capitol Expressway,
San Jose, CA 95121

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From 1979 to 1996, the Gould Cinemas was a first-run movie theater, a second-run theater, a last-run theater, a babysitter, your shoes' worst nightmare, a playground, the world’s cheapest date, and a place to waste away a Saturday. You were there.

Most didn’t check the schedule…they’d just pop in and catch the middle of the movie, maybe stick around to see the beginning at the next showing.

Worst location anywhere…at the rear of the Gould Shopping Center (Capitol Expressway/McLaughlin/Tuers). To drum up business, the owners installed disco lights. Unbelievable.

Contributed by John King

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baddicusfinch
baddicusfinch on February 10, 2009 at 2:59 pm

Check the page on Facebook…Fans of the Gould Cinemas

Logansneo
Logansneo on February 2, 2013 at 9:21 am

I remember 1985 being the year that I most visited this theater seeing film “greats” such as D.A.R.Y.L., Better Off Dead, Rambo II, Commando, Rocky IV, Legend, Teen Wolf, The Breakfast Club, and who could forget the excellence that was Transylvania 6-5000!

antoniomontana
antoniomontana on May 18, 2013 at 6:57 pm

Used to run Filipino movies daily

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on May 20, 2013 at 7:07 am

I drove past here the other day for a photo and found that the section that housed the theatre has been torn down.

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