Gould Cinemas

1019 E. Capitol Expressway,
San Jose, CA 95121

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Gould Cinemas

Opened on November 28, 1979, 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. It was closed on May 25, 1995.

Contributed by John King

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baddicusfinch on February 10, 2009 at 4:59 pm

Check the page on Facebook…Fans of the Gould Cinemas

Logansneo on February 2, 2013 at 11:21 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 on May 18, 2013 at 9:57 pm

Used to run Filipino movies daily

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on May 20, 2013 at 10:07 am

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

royalewithtees on October 5, 2017 at 2:50 pm

Used to visit Gould Cinemas a lot in the 80s. Lots of bad movies and sticky floors are what I remember, but I’m sure we caught a few good films. I mostly went with my late father, so I still have a fondness for this place. Recently our shop designed a t-shirt just to pay homage: https://royalewithtees.net/products/gould-cinemas-san-jose-vintage-t-shirt

Gould one of my favs, along with Meridian Quad 6!

rivest266 on April 21, 2024 at 10:03 am

Opened on November 28th, 1979 and the last published showtimes for this cinema was May 25th, 1995. Grand opening ad posted.

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