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Film Festivals & Events in Santa Barbara

Ready, camera, action! Before Hollywood was in Hollywood, it was in Santa Barbara. With a film history that dates back to the days of Charlie Chaplin and silent film, Santa Barbara has always held moviemaking close to its heart, not to mention its popularity as a production venue for both commercials and feature films, such as Sideways and It's Complicated. Grab some popcorn and settle in for a night of movie watching unlike any other.

 

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Monday Jul 06, 2015


Summer Classic Film Series: The African Queen
  • July 06, 2015
  • Times: 7PM
  • Address: 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-899-2222
  • Venue: Granada Theatre

A classic set in 1914 Africa, filled with tropical dangers & German warships. Starring Humphrey Bogart, a reliant river boat operator & Katherine Hepburn, a Christian Missionary, who develop a hard-earned love & respect for each other during the course of their hardships and quarrels.

Tuesday Jul 07, 2015


Crime Fiction in the Movies: The Postman Always Rings Twice
  • July 07, 2015
  • Times: 2PM & 7PM
  • Address: 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-899-2222
  • Venue: Granada Theatre

Based on the 1934 novel of the same name by James M. Cain, The Postman Always Rings Twice is a 1946 drama-film noir that impressed critics at the time of its release. A stunning example of true Hollywood film noir, in this classic film, Lana Turner plays the perfect uncertain blonde, and John Garfield the chance, bumbling protagonist. Don't miss your chance to see this iconic film in the classic Granada Theatre's big screen!

Wednesday Jul 08, 2015


Reel Cool Summer Film Series: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
  • July 08, 2015
  • Times: 6PM
  • Address: 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-899-2222
  • Venue: Granada Theatre

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (often referred to simply as E.T.) is a 1982 American sci-fi-family film about a lonely boy who befriends an extraterrestrial, dubbed "E.T.", who is stranded on Earth. He and his siblings help E.T. return home while attempting to keep it hidden from their mother and the government. Winner of 53 awards and 28 nominations, this movie broke box-office records, proving that family-friendly films could be smash successes.

Friday Jul 10, 2015


Asian American Film Series: Harana
  • July 10, 2015
  • Times: 7PM
  • Location: Alhecama Theater
  • Address: 914 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-965-0093

SBTHP is proud to present the Sixth Annual Asian American Film Series, a three-part event held on Fridays in July. Harana (2012 – 104 min): A long-forgotten tradition of Filipino serenading when men sang under the window at night to fearlessly declare their love for a woman.

New Belgium's Clips, Beer & Film Tour
  • July 10, 2015
  • Times: 6:30PM
  • Location: Chase Palm Park
  • Address: 323 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-845-8955

Try New Belgium’s most esoteric beer offerings and pair them with inspiring short films created by fans. The best part is that 100% of the proceeds benefit The Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition's campaign to make our roads safe and accessible to people of all ages who choose to bicycle.

Summer Movies in the Sunken Gardens: Singin' in the Rain

It's the 1920s. Silent movies are giving way to talking pictures, and a hoofer-turned-matinee idol (Gene Kelly) is caught in the bumpy transition, as are his buddy (Donald O'Connor), prospective ladylove (Debbie Reynolds) and shrewish co-star (Jean Hagen in her Oscar-nominated performance).

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