Granada Reopening

posted by bhamber on January 29, 2008 at 5:55 am

SANTA BARBARA, CA — Attention! March 9th free Open House of the Granada Theatre’s 50M$ restoration/upgrade. Just the rare event CinemaTreasure fans will enjoy. While the restoration is a balance of “functionality, aesthetics and history” that might disappoint some purists, “Old photos and newspaper reports were referenced, and the final aesthetic design will include the best features from the venue’s past.” An artist’s rendering of the interior is enough “proof” for most that the drive up from LA will be worthwhile. Those game enough to make the trip without looking at the rendering should be pleasantly surprised.

Summarizing the opening celebrations
March 4 — A tribute to the theatre’s Hard Hats.
March 6 — The Opening Gala featuring performances by the theatre’s resident companies.
March 9 — Free Open House.
March 14 — Natalie Cole concert.

1216 State Street, Santa Barbara, California (805) 899-3000.
It’s the tallest building in town (8 stories) with a big parking garage right behind it. Go up (literally) State St, past the Granada on your right, make two rights to go down Anacapa St (a one way) to get into the garage. If full, continue down Anacapa for three more garages in the next three blocks. All are on your right. Map Link.

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Comments (2)

andrew2407
andrew2407 on January 29, 2008 at 7:20 pm

Oh wow I didnt know that it was being restored these past few years.
Great news..I love Santa Barbara and I love the energy of State Street..definitely gonna plan a trip up (since im in los angeles) this summer maybe even take the train ( help our environment :))

bhamber
bhamber on January 30, 2008 at 7:26 am

For 25 cents you can catch the State Street Shuttle across the street from the Amtrak station, and in about 10 minutes it will drop you off at the Granada. The Shuttle comes every 10 minutes from 10:15am to 6pm. For more info call 805-683-3702.

For more info on getting to and around SB, see SantaBarbara.com.

For those wanting to make a longer visit without a car, maybe Santa Barbara Car Free will be of interest.

Great Andrew!

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