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<i>My Family</i>
Movies that Matter
My Family
My FamilyMi Familia (1995) 128 minutes, R
This film traces three generations of an immigrant family's trials, tribulations, tragedies, and triumphs. Maria and Jose, the first generation, come to Los Angeles, meet, marry, and face deportation all in the 1930's.

Mon 4/27/15 7:00PM The Granada Theatre My Family


Santa Barbara Economic Forecast Project 2015
Panel Discussion: Business in the Social Media Age. The panel will delve into practical strategies businesses can use to increase social media presence, and will deliver helpful tips for increasing brand awareness for small and large companies alike.
Thu 4/30/15 8:30AM The Granada Theatre Santa Barbara Economic Forecast Project 2015


Michael Pollan
2014/2015 UCSB A&L
Michael Pollan
Michael Pollan is the nation’s leading food expert. He has been writing books and articles about the places where nature and culture intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in the built environment. He is the author of numerous books including several bestsellers, including The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals.
Thu 4/30/15 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Michael Pollan


Dorrance Dance
2014/2015 UCSB A&L
Dorrance Dance
After taking the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival by storm, Michelle Dorrance and her company make their Santa Barbara debut with The Blues Project, featuring nine incredible tap artists, a live blues band and original music by award-winning composer Toshi Reagon.
Sat 5/2/15 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Dorrance Dance


Los Angeles Philharmonic
2014/2015 CAMA
Los Angeles Philharmonic
The Los Angeles Philharmonic makes its highly anticipated yearly visit to Santa Barbara, under the baton of brilliant young Russian maestro Vasily Petrenko (b.1976), Chief Conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic and of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, as well as Principal Conductor of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.

Sun 5/3/15 4:00PM The Granada Theatre Los Angeles Philharmonic


Common Ground
2014/2015 State Street Ballet
Common Ground
Common Ground is a collaboration between State Street Ballet, Detroit’s Eisenhower Dance, & Santa Barbara Dance Theatre. For the first time, these three innovative companies will join forces in an evening of cutting edge contemporary dance.

Sat 5/9/15 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Common Ground


<i>Places in the Heart</i>
Movies that Matter
Places in the Heart
Places in the Heart (1984) 111 minutes, PG
In 1930's Southern US, a widow and her family try to run their cotton farm with the help of a disparate group of friends.

Mon 5/11/15 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Places in the Heart


<i>Porgy and Bess</i>
2014/2015 SB Symphony
Porgy and Bess
Since adolescence, George Gershwin had wanted to write an opera. Finally at age 35 he got his chance, working with Dubose Heyward on Porgy and Bess.

Sat 5/16/15 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Porgy and Bess
Sun 5/17/15 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Porgy and Bess


ALL OF ME: Life is More Than Meets the Eye
2014/2015 Network Medical
ALL OF ME: Life is More Than Meets the Eye
Network Medical’s 2015 Fundraiser presents ALL OF ME featuring Nick Vujicic, who was born with no arms and no legs. Vujicic is married with children, golfs, surfs,and skydives, to name a few of his pastimes. He is an international speaker and New York Times best-selling author who travels the world (almost 60 countries) speaking to millions about hope and finding meaning in life. Come and see that life is more than meets the eye!
Mon 5/18/15 7:00PM The Granada Theatre ALL OF ME: Life is More Than Meets the Eye


United States Air Force Band of the Golden West
Granada Theatre Concert Series
United States Air Force Band of the Golden West
The only active-duty Air Force band west of the Rockies, the Band of the Golden West is comprised of about 60 talented and versatile Airmen-musicians under the command of Captain Dustin M. Doyle. The 40-piece concert band has performed for thousands of listeners in live concert appearances and for millions worldwide via its numerous recordings and television and radio broadcasts. Throughout its history, the Concert Band has collaborated with some of America's leading band conductors, receiving enthusiastic critical acclaim as one of premier musical organizations of its kind.
Tue 5/19/15 7:00PM The Granada Theatre United States Air Force Band of the Golden West


L.A. Chamber Orchestra
2014/2015 CAMA
L.A. Chamber Orchestra
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra returns to Santa Barbara with a program featuring Mendelssohn's lively Italian Symphony, created in the wake of the composer's yearlong 1830 sojourn to Italy. Esteemed pianist and LACO Music Director Jeffrey Kahane will lead the ensemble from the piano in Mozart's much loved Piano Concerto No.21.

Wed 5/20/15 8:00PM The Granada Theatre L.A. Chamber Orchestra


Ayaan Hirsi Ali
2014/2015 Outside Rental
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Author of several books, guest speaker on CNN, and one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People,” Ms. Ali’s incredible journey is one of bravery, persistence, and love of her fellow man. From experiencing the horrors of female genital mutilation as a young Muslim girl in Somalia to witnessing weekly ISIS-like beheadings and stonings there, to finally fleeing to The Netherlands to escape an arranged marriage, Ms. Ali eventually defied the odds to became a member of Dutch Parliament, pursue a fellowship at Harvard, and now comes to Santa Barbara to tell her incredible story to the public.l
Sat 5/23/15 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Ayaan Hirsi Ali


Eddie Izzard
2014/2015 Westbeth Ent.
Eddie Izzard
Eddie Izzard has sold out Madison Square Garden and became the first stand-up comedian to play a solo show at the Hollywood Bowl. He takes ideas and situations and extrapolates them into bizarre tangential, absurd, and surreal comic narratives - topics that skip from Darth Vader and Greek mythology to human sacrifice and chaos theory.
Fri 6/5/15 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Eddie Izzard


<i>Nicky's Family</i>
Movies that Matter
Nicky's Family
Discover the inspirational true story of “Britain's Schindler” Sir Nicholas Winton who personally and by his own initiative saved the lives of 669 children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia and brought them across Hitler’s Germany to Britain.



Mon 6/8/15 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Nicky's Family


<i>The Muppet Movie</i>
Granada Theatre Film Series
The Muppet Movie
Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear, from the large crew of loveably fuzzy characters created by puppet master Jim Henson, have embarked on a quest for stardom. While the lovable and hilarious crew tries to make their way to Hollywood to see if they can reach the silver screen, first they must navigate the hardships of life on the road. A hilarious romp with some of your favorite characters from childhood, don’t miss The Muppet Movie.

Wed 6/10/15 6:00PM The Granada Theatre The Muppet Movie


Vicki Lawrence & Mama
Granada Theatre Concert Series
Vicki Lawrence & Mama
Emmy Award winning comedienne Vicki Lawrence is one of the most beloved television personalities of her generation. Known from the cast of The Carol Burnett Show and as "Mama" from Mama's Family, today you can see Vicki Lawrence in her signature mixture of stand-up comedy, music, and observations about real life.

Sun 6/14/15 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Vicki Lawrence & Mama


Ode To Joy
2015 Music Academy of the West
Ode To Joy
Mason Bates' Ode was commissioned by the Phoenix Symphony in 2001 as a companion piece to Beethoven’s Ninth. Ode takes Beethoven’s piece and turns it backward, beginning with the joy and working back to the music of the first movement, and in so doing, chronicling how the world has developed since the great choral symphony was written in 1827.
Sat 6/20/15 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Ode To Joy


<i>Ghostbusters</i>
Granada Theatre Film Series
Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters is a modern comedy classic that was nominated for two Academy Awards, don’t miss your chance to see everyone’s favorite team of wise-cracking paranormal scientists on the big screen!

Wed 6/24/15 6:00PM The Granada Theatre Ghostbusters


Ravel's Bolero
2015 Music Academy of the West
Ravel's Bolero
Come see the one movement piece by Ravel that met wordwide acclaim when it premiered in the Paris Opera in 1928. In what was then a ground-breaking blend of style’s this composition is not to be missed.
Sat 6/27/15 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Ravel's Bolero


The African Queen
GranadaTheatreFilmSeries '16
The African Queen
The African Queen was nominated for four Academy Awards and shot on location in the then Belgian Congo and the then British protectorate of Uganda. This 1951 classic won Humphrey Bogart his only Oscar. A tale of unwitting friendship, rife danger, and hard-earned love, this classic is a must-see return to the big screen.

Mon 7/6/15 7:00PM The Granada Theatre The African Queen


<i>The Postman Always Rings Twice</i>
GranadaTheatreFilmSeries '16
The Postman Always Rings Twice
A classic film noir about all things film noir—passion, collusion, suspicion, danger, and murder. Lana Turner plays the perfect uncertain blonde, and John Garfield the perfect bumbling protagonist. Don’t miss your chance to see this iconic film in the classic Granada Theatre’s big screen.


Tue 7/7/15 2:00PM The Granada Theatre The Postman Always Rings Twice
Tue 7/7/15 7:00PM The Granada Theatre The Postman Always Rings Twice


<i>E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial</i>
GranadaTheatreFilmSeries '16
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a classic film that tells the story of a young, fatherless boy who befriends an alien in need. Winner of 53 awards and 28 nominations, this movie broke box-office records, proving that family-friendly films could be smash successes.

Wed 7/8/15 6:00PM The Granada Theatre E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial


Mahler's Romantic Fifth Symphony
2015 Music Academy of the West
Mahler's Romantic Fifth Symphony
The music director of the Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä, will lead a piece by a compatriot Finnish composer, Kalevi Aho, that depicts the lives of ancient Chinese people and their beautiful landscape. The program will close with Mahler’s personal love story embedded in his most popular symphony, including its strikingly sublime Adagietto, a musical poem for his cherished wife.
Sat 7/11/15 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Mahler's Romantic Fifth Symphony


Concerto Celebration
2015 Music Academy of the West
Concerto Celebration
Come see the winners of the Music Academy’s annual, highly competitive Concerto Competition perform as soloists with the orchestra under the direction of New York Philharmonic Assistant Conductor Courtney Lewis. Each section of the orchestra will shine in Bartók’s symphonic masterpiece, the Concerto for Orchestra.
Sat 7/18/15 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Concerto Celebration


Count Basie Orchestra
GranadaTheatreConcertSeries'16
Count Basie Orchestra
One of the most iconic names in Jazz, The Count Basie Orchestra is coming to town for ONE NIGHT ONLY.

Pianist and bandleader William James “Count” Basie was and still is an American institution that personifies the grandeur and excellence of Jazz. Don’t miss your chance to see the legendary Count Basie Orchestra live in The Granada Theatre.

Sun 7/19/15 4:00PM The Granada Theatre Count Basie Orchestra


<i>Lawrence of Arabia</i>
GranadaTheatreFilmSeries '16
Lawrence of Arabia
Lawrence of Arabia is a true story based on an inordinately complex man who has been labeled everything from hero, to charlatan, to sadist. Thomas Edward Lawrence blazed his way to glory in the Arabian desert, then sought anonymity as a common soldier under an assumed name. Winner of 7 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, don’t miss this 1962 classic on the big screen.

Mon 7/20/15 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Lawrence of Arabia


<i>The Lady From Shanghai</i>
GranadaTheatreFilmSeries '16
The Lady From Shanghai
Come see Rita Hayworth and Orson Welles in one of the classic film noirs of the 40s. Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, seaman Michael O'Hara joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired in a complex murder plot. Full of fun, grizzly, drama, this film is one that helped define the film noir genre.


Tue 7/21/15 2:00PM The Granada Theatre The Lady From Shanghai
Tue 7/21/15 7:00PM The Granada Theatre The Lady From Shanghai


<i>Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe</i>
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is based on the classic novel by C.S. Lewis, four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a mystical lion.

Wed 7/22/15 6:00PM The Granada Theatre Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe


Rossini's <i>Opera Cinderella</i>
2015 Music Academy of the West
Rossini's Opera Cinderella
Come see the classic fairytale performed live as Rossini’s classic opera! An eye-opening new twist on a classic tale, the Music Academy of the West does justice to this incredible story, made all the more memorable by the incredible music and performances of some of the brightest stars to grace the Central Coast.
Thu 7/30/15 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Rossini's Opera Cinderella
Sat 8/1/15 2:30PM The Granada Theatre Rossini's Opera Cinderella


von Dohnányi Conducts Brahms
2015 Music Academy of the West
von Dohnányi Conducts Brahms
Come see the living legend Christoph von Dohnányi who rose to international stardom and became honorary conductor for life of London’s Philhormia Orchestra conduct Brahms – a very special treat for a very special evening.
Sat 8/8/15 8:00PM The Granada Theatre von Dohnányi Conducts Brahms


<i>Oklahoma!</i>
GranadaTheatreFilmSeries '16
Oklahoma!
Back in 1955, one New York Times rave review and a warm reception by the public launched this Rodgers & Hammerstein film adapted musical to the hearts of millions. Now selected by the Library of Congress for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant,” Oklahoma! is the story of young ranch-hands in love—written (and sung) in true R&H fashion.


Sun 8/9/15 2:00PM The Granada Theatre Oklahoma!
Sun 8/9/15 6:00PM The Granada Theatre Oklahoma!


<i>The Outlaw Josey Wales</i>
GranadaTheatreFilmSeries '16
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Come see Clint Eastwood in one of the best roles of his career—as the outlaw in The Outlaw Josey Wales. Once a mild-mannered Missouri farmer, Josey Wales joins up with a Confederate guerilla unit after pro-Unionists murder his family.

A prime example of classic Western films, don’t miss your chance to see Josey on The Granada Theatre’s big screen!


Mon 8/10/15 7:00PM The Granada Theatre The Outlaw Josey Wales


<i>Maltese Falcon</i>
GranadaTheatreFilmSeries '16
Maltese Falcon
A classic film noir, come see Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor get to the bottom of one of the most famous classic crime capers. Eccentric criminals, gorgeous liars, the quest for riches… and the desire to solve mystery’s riddles.



Tue 8/11/15 2:00PM The Granada Theatre Maltese Falcon
Tue 8/11/15 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Maltese Falcon


<i>Surf's Up</i>
GranadaTheatreFilmSeries '16
Surf's Up
Surf's Up is a behind-the-scenes look at the annual Penguin World Surfing Championship and its newest participant, up-and-comer Cody Maverick. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film of the Year, don’t miss a chance to see this family-friendly animated favorite.

Wed 8/12/15 6:00PM The Granada Theatre Surf's Up


<i>RoboCop</i>
GranadaTheatreFilmSeries '16
RoboCop
RoboCop takes place in a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, where a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.

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Mon 8/24/15 7:00PM The Granada Theatre RoboCop


<i>Asphalt Jungle</i>
GranadaTheatreFilmSeries '16
Asphalt Jungle
Starring in what was a minor but key role, this is one of the films that launched Marilyn Monroe’s career. This classic caper film was nominated for four Academy Awards, and also stars Sterling Hayden, Jean Hagen, Sam Jaffe, Louis Calhern, and James Whitmore.



Tue 8/25/15 2:00PM The Granada Theatre Asphalt Jungle
Tue 8/25/15 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Asphalt Jungle


<i>Despicable Me</i>
GranadaTheatreFilmSeries '16
Despicable Me
One of the most popular movies in recent years,Despicable Me tells the story of the grumpy and nefarious Gru—a man who meets his match when he reluctantly adopts three little girls in order to secure his plans to steal the moon.

Wed 8/26/15 6:00PM The Granada Theatre Despicable Me


<i>Groundhog Day</i>
GranadaTheatreFilmSeries '16
Groundhog Day
Groundhog Day is a modern comedy classic, featuring grumpy television weatherman (Bill Murray), who reluctantly goes to cover the feel-good story of a small town Groundhog Day celebration, only to wake up the following day to find himself mired in a endless loop of Groundhog Days. When he realizes there are no consequences for his actions, he’s forced to decide what to do with his newfound power—use it for good, or use it for evil? Either way, it’s fun to watch.

Mon 9/14/15 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Groundhog Day


<i>The Big Sleep</i>
GranadaTheatreFilmSeries '16
The Big Sleep
A classic 1946 film noir, this is Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall at the height of their careers and during the peak of their “Bogie and Bacall” phenomenon. Based on the eponymous Raymond Chandler novel, The Big Sleep is a crime mystery of epic proportions and is not to be missed!



Tue 9/15/15 2:00PM The Granada Theatre The Big Sleep
Tue 9/15/15 7:00PM The Granada Theatre The Big Sleep


<i>The King and I</i>
GranadaTheatreFilmSeries '16
The King and I
Come see the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, The King and I, live on the big screen. A modern musical classic, The King and I tells the tale of a widowed school teacher who comes to Siam in the 1860s to teach schoolchildren but winds up learning about the ways of the East, but not without parting her own brand of knowledge upon the king.

A favorite of young and old, don’t miss The King and I!


Mon 9/28/15 2:00PM The Granada Theatre The King and I
Mon 9/28/15 7:00PM The Granada Theatre The King and I


<i>Carousel</i>
GranadaTheatreFilmSeries '16
Carousel
Based on the classic Rogers & Hamerstein musical by the same name, this hit movie tells the story of a young couple in love just trying to make it, and all the musical drama that entails. Don’t miss your chance to see this fun musical classic on the big screen!


Mon 11/23/15 2:00PM The Granada Theatre Carousel
Mon 11/23/15 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Carousel


<i>South Pacific</i>
GranadaTheatreFilmSeries '16
South Pacific
South Pacific is a 1958 American romantic musical film adaptation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific, which broke (and still holds) the record for the only musical production to win Tony Awards in all four acting categories. A classic in its form, don’t miss this chance to see South Pacific in the theater!


Mon 2/8/16 2:00PM The Granada Theatre South Pacific
Mon 2/8/16 7:00PM The Granada Theatre South Pacific