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Arlington Theatre

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Address: 1317 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2647
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+1 805-963-4408
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

This movie theater also hosts the Santa Barbara Symphony.

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The Beach Boys Rocked

What a beautiful venue for a concert. As you enter you feel like you are taking a step back in time. Spanish style decor inside adds to the mystique. The acoustics were perfect... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Don H
Huntington Beach, California, United States
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Redlands, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I reviewed the singers on YouTube before signing up for this concert. It seemed like something my wife and I would enjoy. We got tickets on the third row center. Madeleine Peyroux and her bass fiddle player and guitarist were absolutely outstanding. The sounds of smooth Jazz combined with the incredible range of Madeleine's voice was captivating and touched every... More 

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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful venue for a concert. As you enter you feel like you are taking a step back in time. Spanish style decor inside adds to the mystique. The acoustics were perfect for a concert and of course the Beach Boys rocked. This is our second opportunity to enjoy an event at the Arlington and we were not disappointed.

Thank Don H
Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first opportunity to go see a performance (Billy Crystal) at the Arlington—we will certainly look for other opportunities to return. It's a wonderful venue, a bit of a throwback to another era. The front courtyard is deep and large, letting you know that you're not walking into just another theatre. The lobby is small and can be... More 

Thank Jon R
Palmdale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

Saw Switchfoot and Relient K concert. What a great venue, small so close to stage and performers. Old which was very historic. Cool old theater seats. Inside looks like you are in a courtyard. Large clean restrooms. Very friendly staff. Lots of cool places to eat real close. Only drawback is when concert let out, transients everywhere

Thank Kyle B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

For something as simple as seeing a screen movie, this place is stunning. Its a trip back in time and you can look around at the decor as much as watching the screen. Although the seats are dated and slightly uncomfortable, I would think it would damage the image to change them. No cup holders and small aisles. This was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

Like the title says it saw a movie here. It is an interesting theater. In the lobby there is beautiful tile work. In the main section of the theater it feels like you are out doors with the high ceilings and facades of buildings. The only problem is there were some echoes during the film.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

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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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 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 

Thank Kay2178
Santa Ana, California, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 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 

Thank Marie L
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 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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