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Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara

Theater · Concert / Show
The Arlington Theatre is the largest movie theater and principal performing arts venue in Santa Barbara, California, United States. In addition to regular screenings and artists, it is home to many events associated with the annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
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  • I have been to rock concerts here many times. In 2019 I saw John Mellencamp and then ZZ Top. The seating is horrible unless you are lucky enough to be right in front of the stage. People stand up...  more »
  • Saw Chicago in concert with business guests while at a meeting here in Santa Barbara. Seeing the concert at this venue was great. Great seating, sound & very comfortable. Beats a big facility...  more »
  • Just saw John Cougar Mellencamp and there is not a bad seat in the place.Great cocktails and a part of Santa Barbara history  more »
  • Come on Arlington. It’s almost 2020, get some damned AC!! this please needs a major face lift remodel! The seating is all level, so Its very hard to SEE the stage. Concert last night, unless you stood, it’s impossible to see the act on stage. It was at least 85 degrees inside, because as I was told..”it’s an old building, there’s NO A/C. Seriously? Invest in one...people were sweating and trying to fan themselves..then finally leaving to go onto patio for air. My opinion..WORST VENUE TO SEE A CONCERT. Avoid it.
  • Nice venue. Fun to stay in SB and eat at Roost next door. Will be back for sure
  • You'll feel like you're in the middle of a cozy town when you go to this cinema. It's a fairly spacious cinema and it's well mentained. I most certainly recommend it.
  • I've seen many a film there in my years living in Goleta/Santa Barbara and they looked and sounded decent to good. Was always told the acoustics there were bad for live music. Well, I saw my first concert there tonight (ZZ Top) and ZZ Top took what the acoustics gave them and provided an awesome live show. Mileage will vary live show to live show but tonight at least it was great. Overall, a great place to see movie or live show mostly.
  • One of my favorite venues to visit. Love the Spanish styled architecture that is on the outside and inside. You can definitely feel the rich history this place has. Can't wait to go back again!

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