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Free "Out of This World" Summer Film Series at the County Courthouse Sunken Garden

Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures

Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Garden, July 7 - August 25, 2023


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.)

"Out of this World" Film Lineup:
Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Friday, July 7, 8:30 pm


Friday, July 14, 8:30 pm

Mars Attacks!

Friday, July 21, 8:30 pm

The Fifth Element

Friday, July 28, 8:30 pm

Star Trek

Friday, August 11, 8:30 pm

Guardians of the Galaxy

Friday, August 19, 8:30 pm


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

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

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