UCSB Arts & Lectures Presents “Star Trek” at Sunken Garden Friday

By UCSB Arts & Lectures

Get ready to explore the galaxy this summer with UCSB Arts & Lectures’ 2023 FREE Summer Cinema line-up: Out of This World. The series continues with J. J. Abrams’ thrilling 2009 resurrection of the Star Trek franchise. 

Come dressed in your favorite Star Trek or space adventure costume for the chance to win fun prizes from Metro Entertainment, including a $100 gift certificate. Metro Entertainment is a downtown hub for comics, collectibles, and gaming. 

This free community event will take place on Friday, August 11 at 8:30 p.m. in the Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Garden.

Presented in association with the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture and sponsored by Montecito Bank & Trust, attendees can start setting up at noon (12 p.m.) on the day of the screening. Please respect the lawn and your fellow filmgoers: only bring blankets that are permeable (no plastic/nylon/tarps), and chairs that are low-backed and low to the ground


The future begins in director J.J. Abrams’ blockbuster resurrection of Gene Roddenberry’s beloved Star Trek. When the Romulan Nero comes from the future to take revenge on the Federation, rivals Kirk (Chris Pine) and Spock (Zachary Quinto) must work together to stop him from destroying everything they know. On a thrilling journey filled with spectacular action, comedy and cosmic peril, the new recruits of the USS Enterprise voyage through unimaginable danger, boldly going where no one has gone before. (J.J. Abrams, 2009, PG-13, 128 min.)


Free round-trip transportation from the UCSB campus will be available to UCSB students with valid student ID. (Note pick up location in Isla Vista.) Santa Barbara Airbus will depart from Seville Road (near the IV Food Co-op) at 7 PM and the University Plaza loop adjacent to Campbell and Cheadle halls at 7:15 PM, and pick up at 10:45 PM from the Figueroa Street side of the courthouse to return to IV and campus.

Schedule subject to change. Limited availability; first-come, first-served. Valid UCSB student ID required.


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