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“One of my favorite theaters”
Review of Arlington Theatre

Arlington Theatre
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Owner description: This movie theater also hosts the Santa Barbara Symphony.
South Windsor, Connecticut
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132 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“One of my favorite theaters”
Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

They have both movies and live performance here, I've only been here for movies. This huge single screen theatre is set up like a street in a Mexican village with facades of homes to either side. It feels like seeing a movie at sunset as the lights fade over the village. It is a beautiful historic building in the heart of Santa Barbara

Visited November 2013
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Houston
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“love the interior”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

This is a very unique theater experience, Your inside but feel like your are outside. A must for kids to what their fav movies. And very cozy for couple for those love story. It is a historic build and lots of good dining just across the street.

Parking tip, try to park in front across the street., you can also park in the back but dont like the walk at night. They need to add more lights.

Visited November 2012
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Kentfield, California
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161 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

I have gone to this theatre for many year and it is always a pleasure to go to theatre's like these old school theatre's. The only trouble is that now it is open for special viewings and not movies any more.

Visited September 2013
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Santa Barbara, California
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128 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“A Santa Barbara institution”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

A wonderful place - historic, with a unique atmosphere, harkening back to a glamorous past yet modernized for a wonderful cinema experience. If there's a movie I'm at all interested in, I check to see if it's playing at the Arlington. We like going up to the balcony, but to see a movie as you would in a modern theater, sit up close to the screen, as this place is huge. Maybe a bit worn around the edges, and it is an old place, but this theater oozes charm and it's absolutely worth a visit to catch a movie.

Visited September 2013
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Santa Barbara, California
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Historic Theater”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Try to take a look inside the theater. The side walls looks like a small mexican village. Originally one of the Fox Theater chain it retains its initial charm. However, if you are viewing a movie there you must be in the first 1/3 of the seats.

Visited August 2012
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