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“Theater of yesteryear”
Review of Arlington Theatre

Arlington Theatre
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US$75.00*
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Ranked #38 of 173 things to do in Santa Barbara
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Owner description: This movie theater also hosts the Santa Barbara Symphony.
Santa Barbara
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42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Theater of yesteryear”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Fun to see a movie or concert here. Interior dramatic, Spanish style balconies all around, stars in the "sky." Very well preserved movie palace.

Visited October 2013
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Santa Barbara, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A good old fashioned theatre.”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

The Arlington is a spacious venue for movie going or to see a live performance or performer. It is not a state-of-the-art fancy theatre, but comfortable. The only problem is that State St. has very little parking. But, during the SBIFF, many actors receiving an award from the Film Festival will get them at the Arlington.

Visited October 2013
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South Windsor, Connecticut
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“One of my favorite theaters”
Reviewed 23 November 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 10 October 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
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed 4 October 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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