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Address: 1317 State St., Santa Barbara, CA
Phone Number: +1 805-963-4408
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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This movie theater also hosts the Santa Barbara Symphony.

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See a concert here.

We saw "Trombone Shorty" and his bnd and everyone was up and dancing in the aisles. There "wristbands' and "house security" to keep you in your seat. A great vibe, with a bar... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
rsteinink
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California
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California
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76 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We saw "Trombone Shorty" and his bnd and everyone was up and dancing in the aisles. There "wristbands' and "house security" to keep you in your seat. A great vibe, with a bar... and you can aways step outside and slide right back in. No attitude here.

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Thank rsteinink
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We visited here and saw 'Sully' the film. The theatre just has one screen and so a limited number of showings a day. Ticket prices were pretty good (can only compare to UK cinema prices though!), we paid $9 each. When we went, it was quite quiet. We got there 45 minutes early and bought our tickets, then went for... More 

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Thank Kay2178
Santa Ana, California, United States
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

This was my second visit to Arlington theater. The first time it was in cooler weather so I was comfortable in there. This time it was warm and humid and they don't have ac so it was not comfortable at all. I was glad when the concert was over and I had planned months ago to attend it. I will... More 

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Thank Marie L
Los Angeles, California
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245 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We came to the Arlington Theater to see a movie and were very impressed. Wonderful 1931 Mission style building used for movies and concerts. Large theater with a very unusual and interesting interior. We took the shuttle which runs up State Street to get here from the wharf area. Only costs 50 cents and stops at every block. This is... More 

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Thank alanmhersh
Houghton, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

We came here for a comedy show. It was a major pain to find parking nearby. We were able to get inside right away. Long wait for food unless you were just getting popcorn or something like that. But it was cool that they had so many options. The show already started and one of the old lady ushers was... More 

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Thank Lynn M
Reno NV
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

The Arlington, Santa Barbara's largest theater, was built in 1931 in the Mission Revival style. It seats 2,000 people and the auditorium resembles a Spanish village complete with a night sky and twinkling stars. The theater also features a Robert Morton pipe organ. It's a beautiful building inside and out, and the management will usually allow you to peak in... More 

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Thank Dave_in_Reno
Anaheim, California
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77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

We're big fans of interesting architecture. So although we've never been inside of the building we thought we'd post a review. This building is definitely worth stopping by and taking a look at. Unless you plan on going inside it'll probably be a very short visit. Parking along the street is easy to find. We were here early in the... More 

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Thank Mark B
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

The Lewis Black show that we attended was not very good - the place was packed and has no air conditioning. It was difficult enjoy a great performance while sweating. It was so bad both Lewis and his opener made several comments. What is it with Santa Barbara - do they think being near the coast makes it unnecessary to... More 

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Thank Bearbear1954
Perrysburg, Ohio
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

I would see a movie here ANY TIME! It's such a spacious theatre with lots of history and a nice ambiance!

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Thank Briana A
Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

I have been to the Arlington many times and it is always a pleasure! The entranceway is welcoming, large, and has an old school vibe to it with its Spanish style decor. You know at that point that you are entering someplace special! The lobby is also large with a wide staircase leading to the balcony, a sitting room outside... More 

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