Free Summer Film Series at the County Courthouse Sunken Garden

Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures

Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Garden, July 8 - August 26, 2022


The Free Summer Cinema series at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Garden is back! 

Screenings take place on Friday evenings in July and August in the iconic courthouse Sunken Garden at 8:30 p.m. The series is made possible by a collaboration between Arts & Lectures & Santa Barbara County Parks as well as many generous sponsors. 

Guests may set out blankets and chairs anytime after 12 p.m. on movie nights. Low-back chairs are welcome, as are non-synthetic blankets (to help keep the lawn lovely!) People are encouraged to bring jackets as it gets chilly at night.

(The films also screen indoors on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. at UCSB Campbell Hall.)

Film Lineup:

American Graffiti
Friday, July 8, 8:30 pm

Dirty Dancing
Friday, July 15, 8:30 pm

Thelma & Louise
Friday, July 22, 8:30 pm

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Friday, July 29, 8:30 pm

Moonrise Kingdom
Friday, August 12, 8:30 pm

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Friday, August 19, 8:30 pm

In the Heights
Friday, August 26, 8:30 pm


For more information:

Call UCSB Arts & Lectures at 805-893-3535 or go to


Dinner & a Movie!

Pick up some food to-go from these downtown restaurants:


4 Eggs & Pizza
1221 State Street, Ste 10

Bogo SB
1114 State Street

Ca'Dario Pizzeria Veloce
38 W Victoria Street

Cali-Forno Pizzeria
905 State Street

California Pizza Kitchen
719 Paseo Nuevo

Gino's Sicilian Express
12 W Figueroa Street

Institution Ale Co
516 State Street

1112 State Street

Olio Pizzeria
11 W Victoria Street

Oppi'z Bistro
1026 State Street

Patxi's Pizza
515 State Street

Uncle Rocco's Famous NY Pizza
437 State Street



Baja Sharkeez
525 State Street

Casa Comal
505 State Street

Carlitos Cafe y Cantina
1324 State Street

Corazon Cocina
38 W Victoria Street

Los Arroyos
14 W Figueroa Street

514 State Street

Taqueria SB
1213 State Street

Yona Redz
532 State Street

Sandwiches, Empanadas, Baos

Beans BBQ
1230A State Street

The Blue Owl
5 W Canon Perdido Street

Buena Onda
1131 State Street

Fala Bar
38 W Victoria Street

Kyle's Kitchen
791 Chapala Street

Matty's Hot Chicken
38 W Victoria Street

The Natural Cafe
508 State Street

Secret Bao
1201 Anacapa Street

Soul Bites
423 State Street




1225 State Street

721 Chapala Street

SB Craft Ramen
436 State Street

Sushi Bar 29
1134 Chapala Street

Sushi Tyme
819 State Street

Wabi Sabi
38 W Victoria Street


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