An Update from the Pruneyard Cinemas: Oct 16

Santa Clara County entered the State of California’s Orange Tier (tier 3) this week.  Sadly, Pruneyard Cinemas, as well as the remaining cinemas in Santa Clara County, will remain closed for the time being.

Santa Clara County is following State guidelines that prohibit the consumption of any food or beverages inside theater auditoriums and limit seating capacity to 25%.  In addition, major studios have postponed the release of all significant new films until next year.  As a result, it is impossible for us to provide the service and experience our guests deserve and are accustomed to when they purchase a ticket to watch a movie at Pruneyard Cinemas.

Under these circumstances, the result is the functional equivalent of a mandated closure. We have therefore decided to keep the theaters dark until the situation improves which we hope will be soon.

We are grateful to Santa Clara County officials for doing all they can to address their business constituent’s needs while protecting the health and welfare of the people who live and work in our community.

Until the time is right to show movies again, please visit our restaurant Cedar Room, open for full-service dining on the patio and at limited capacity indoors.  We appreciate your patience and support.

Thank you,

Peter Liebow, Jerry Mix, Jack NyBlom & Dan Orloff

Managing Members

In the meantime

We're providing first-run independent film releases through Pruneyard Virtual Cinemas and now serving food and drinks at the Cedar Room Patio.  We hope, as do many of you, to reopen soon for theatrical releases of the best in new films with food and beverage service to our guests.

Available for Streaming Now

We Curate the latest in festival favorite independent films for viewing on mobile devices, desktop computers and televisions.  In most cases, you'll have up to 7 days to watch these films.


The community of Paradise, California, a town in the Sierra Nevada foothills, attempts to rebuild after devastating wildfires in 2018.

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Werner Herzog turns the camera on himself and his decades-long friendship with the late travel writer Bruce Chatwin, a kindred spirit whose quest for ecstatic…

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Dessert One

From Two-time Academy Award®-winning filmmaker, Barbara Kopple, Desert One tells the incredible tale of America’s secret mission to free the hostages of the 1979 Iranian…

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To Our Friends

And Customers

An Open Letter from the Owners

Most movie theatres around the U.S are still temporarily closed due to
the spread of COVID-19. While some theatres are reopening, we await a
green light from the State of California and Santa Clara County before
we reopen.

Queen Bingo & a Movie

Join us at the Drive-in

Montalvo Arts Center and Pruneyard Cinemas are presenting a unique drive-in movie experience at Montalvo Arts Center.  Start your evening at 7:30 with a fabulous game of Queen Bingo featuring nationally renowned drag queen Alina Malleti-Galore & Her Box of Chocolates.  Each car receives two Queen Bingo cards, real movie popcorn and candy.  Queen Bingo winners will receive some very cool prizes.

$55 per car



100% Movie Popcorn!

If you are a fan of REAL movie theater popcorn, then you’ve come to the right place. We’re the only restaurant in this market, thanks to Pruneyard Cinemas, that offers Movie Popcorn: popped in 100% coconut oil and topped with 100% butterfat. To be sure… it’s 100% out of this world!