Arts & Lectures Hosts Free Summer Cinema at the Drive-In

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UCSB Arts & Lectures presents the return of the FREE outdoor summer film series SB Summer Cinema with Game On! Grit, Grace & Glory – Movies Under the Stars in Your Cars, a six-week series of seven family-friendly, feel-good flicks about overcoming the odds, Wednesday evenings from July 15 through Aug. 19 at 8:30 p.m. at the West Wind Drive-In in Santa Barbara. 

This year's lineup includes: A League of Their Own, The Karate Kid, a 42 and Field of Dreams "double header," Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable, Pelé and Friday Night Lights. First come, first served: Gates open at 7:30 p.m. Arrive early to enjoy food trucks, concessions and entertainment from your car! A unique pairing of local food trucks will rotate each week, starting with Dave's Dogs and McConnell's Ice Cream to kick off the series on July 15 with A League of Their Own. Offerings to follow include Santa Barbara Woodfire CateringBig Truck FoodsSanta Barbara Food ConnectionMony's and more, to be announced each week before the film!

Movies can capture every emotion of good ole summertime, and what better way to watch than with your loved ones outside under the Santa Barbara stars? Usher in those summer vibes with feel-good family-friendly films about overcoming the odds – with just enough nostalgia to knock it outta the park. Whether it's through believing in yourself, being part of a team, supporting the underdog or coming back from being down, these inspiring sports films remind us that when the going gets tough, we can achieve incredible things.

"We are delighted to be able to bring back SB Summer Cinema – with a twist!" says Celesta M. Billeci, A&L's Miller McCune Executive Director. "Especially this year, it was important to us to find a way to bring the community together for a free, fun-filled night of entertainment where all are welcome. We are getting creative, carrying on this beloved tradition in a way that considers everyone's well-being. So this year, it's movies under the stars, in our cars! Arts & Lectures is grateful to Montecito Bank & Trust for partnering again to make this series possible."

"Montecito Bank & Trust is excited to bring the community together in a safe, socially distanced manner to enjoy one of the most anticipated summer traditions of the year, the UCSB Arts & Lectures Free Summer Film Series!" MB&T's Chairman and CEO Janet Garufis says. "This year's Game On! Grit, Grace & Glory – Under the Stars in Your Cars sport-inspired films will allow viewers a chance to appreciate the value of comaradery and teamwork, both on and off the screen, and serve as a friendly reminder that we are in this together!"

Filmgoers are asked to respect the safety of fellow attendees: Please wear masks and maintain a distance of six feet from others. UCSB Arts & Lectures continues to prioritize the health and comfort of our community. We are keeping a close eye on developments locally in Santa Barbara and beyond, including updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and UC Santa Barbara, among others. We are following, and will continue to follow, guidelines and recommendations from these and other trusted authorities. As we take additional steps to promote our community's health and well-being, we encourage everyone to follow CDC and other health organization recommendations.

Game On! Grit, Grace & Glory – Movies Under the Stars in Your Cars is presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures. Premier Sponsor: Montecito Bank & Trust. Presented in association with the City of GoletaUCSB AthleticsCarpinteria Movies in the Park and the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts & Culture. Special thanks to KLITE 101.7 FM, Santa Barbara IndependentVoice Magazine and DJ Darla Bea.

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APHRODITE Jul 10, 2020 11:32 AM
Arts & Lectures Hosts Free Summer Cinema at the Drive-In

Wow, thank you so much to UCSB Arts & Lectures, the theatre, and the participating food trucks who thought of this, worked to put it together, and are sponsoring it. What a truly kind and thoughtful thing to do. I have no children but might just grab my best friend and go for it since we do not go out except once every 2-3 weeks to get groceries.

Luvaduck Jul 11, 2020 08:16 AM
Arts & Lectures Hosts Free Summer Cinema at the Drive-In

Some questions: Remain in your car? Use personal devices for audio? Restrooms? Parking with or without a space inbetween or is that the 6' rule? Love the idea of food trucks, but how will distancing be handled? Not like kids swarming at the music of an approaching ice cream truck, I hope!

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