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What a great summer this has been. Thanks to UCSB Arts and Lectures, the town has been treated to a free Summer Cinema Series on nights at the Santa Barbara Courthouse's Sunken Gardens. This season, it's been classic horror films and from all reports coming in, they've been a blast to attend.
This Friday is showing the Forbidden Planet, and there's an extra treat coming with it: a 22 foot tall robot. Save some blanket space for this guy, please.
It was originally built in 2008, for a Halloween party at Reds down in the Funkzone. It's come out of storage, upgraded here and there, and will be found at the Courthouse come Friday, with bells on. Okay, maybe not bells, but some bloopy lights and maybe some smoke spewing out of its ears. I visited the build site last night where its creators Jonathan Smith and Dominique Reboul were doing a test run of its smoke and lights.
Remember, these movie nights are FREE! Grab your friends, some blankets and chairs, some sips and nibbles, and enjoy a wonderful evening downtown.
Film: Forbidden Planet
Where: Courthouse Sunken Gardens
When: Friday, 17 August, 8:30 pm
Who: YOU and the robot