For a taste of Santa Barbara's history and culture, make a visit to the Arlington Theatre where the spirit of Santa Barbara radiates from the top of its red tiled roof and down through its 2,000 seats. Built in 1930 in true mission revival style, the Arlington Theatre is the largest movie theater and principal performing arts venue in Santa Barbara. Once inside, theatergoers feel as if they are sitting outside the plaza of a colonial Spanish town where each wall features houses, staircases, and balconies. To this day, the theatre still contains a famous Robert Morton pipe organ and its iconic ceiling is filled with twinkling stars. The theatre is home to captivating movies, lectures, and performances year-round, including its participation in the annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival where honors, awards, and celebrity tributes are held.