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 27, 8:30 pm


For more information:

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

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