The largest movie theater and primary performing arts venue in Santa Barbara, California, the Arlington Theatre is the home of many events, including programs in association with the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Built in 1931, Arlington Theatre is on State Street, the former site of the Arlington Hotel that was lost in the earthquake of 1925. Combining the classic Mission Revival style with that of Spanish Colonial Revival styles, today its immersive interior contains a ceiling filled with twinkling stars and faux-Spanish villas. The handsome venue presents film screenings, comedy acts like Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias, and today's top musical acts like John Mellencamp, Ben Harper, and more. It's also a fully-functioning movie theater where the family can enjoy today's latest films. Some of the best Arlington Theatre tickets are available at StubHub.
What is the Arlington Theatre's seating capacity?
The theater can seat 2,018.
Is there parking nearby?
There is parking available in two city lots for the theater. From Chapala Street, you can access the city lot between West Anapamu and West Victoria streets. Accessible from Anacapa Street between East Victoria and East Anapamu Streets is a new, sizable multi-level lot with available parking.
Is this venue wheelchair friendly?
While the theater is ADA compliant and offers accessible seating for patrons in wheelchairs, there are a lot of stairs and no elevator. There's no access to the mezzanine that offers a beautiful view of the stage. There are assisted listening ALD devices that are available for movies at this theater to enhance sound for the hearing impaired and improve the quality of their experience.
What food and drink items are offered at the theater?
The theater offers a nice selection of beverages, food and snack items, many with a southwestern flair. There are basics like chips and salsa, personal pizzas and fries, and there are also snacks like spinach artichoke dip, stuffed jalapenos, and mac and cheese bites. You can enjoy chicken strips and chili dogs, or go with quesadilla wedges and southwestern chicken flautas. There are a few desserts, soda and a nice selection of craft beers, cocktails and wine available to enjoy during your event.
Does the theatre have a child policy?
Unless restrictions are otherwise stated for a given event, children under the age of 2 years aren't required to have a ticket. Children aged 2 to 12 years old must have a ticket, but the tickets can be purchased at a slightly reduced price.
Are there other entertainment options nearby?
Santa Barbara has a lot to offer travelers who come to town for Arlington Theatre. You can enjoy the Santa Barbara Museum of Art to take in exhibits focused on both Asian and American Art. There's also El Presidio de Santa B‡rbara State Historic Park, which is sometimes called the Royal Presidio of Santa Barbara. A former military installation in Santa Barbara, the Chapel, sometimes hosts lectures and concert performances. There are many historic sites of interest in the area that all ages can enjoy.Back to Top