Animated Nights

Free Summer Film Series

Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Garden, July 6 - August 24, 2018

Join University of California Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures in July and August for 2018's FREE summer film series featuring eight animated movies. Outdoor screenings take place under the stars on Friday evenings at 8:30 p.m. at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Garden. Bring blankets, low-back beach chairs (not to exceed 34 inches in height), a picnic dinner and your friends. FREE admission.


Many local restaurants will be featuring "Dinner & A Movie" offers just for you! See below for a list of participating restaurants and deals.


Film-goers may begin setting up on the lawn at 12 noon on the day of the Courthouse screenings. (The films also screen indoors on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. at UCSB Campbell Hall.) 



Film Lineup

Fri., July 6                      The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows (16 animated shorts, 93 minutes)                                                                                                     *May contain adult content.  **Introduced by Producer Ron Diamond

Fri., July 13                   The Triplets of Belleville (2003, 78 minutes)

Fri., July 20                   Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005, 85 minutes)

Fri., July 27                   Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009, 87 minutes)     

Fri., August 10           The Iron Giant (1999, 86 minutes)  

Fri., August 17            Persepolis (2007, 96 minutes)                                                                                                                                                                                                                   *Dubbed: English  

Fri., August 24            Loving Vincent (2017, 94 minutes)    


For more information call:

UCSB Arts & Lectures at 805-893-3535 or online at


"Dinner & A Movie" Offers:


Soup or Salad / Entree / Apple Strudel with Whipped Cream


Off Happy Hour Appetizers


4 Cinnamon Danish

Runaway Burrito / Chips & Salsa / Fountain Drink  

Kids option / Bean & Cheese Burrito / Small Side of Rice / Soft Drink



Summer Inspired Appetizer / House Wine




Want to have your "Dinner & A Movie" Offer Included? Contact

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