Fiesta 5 Theatre

916B State Street,
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Fiesta 5 Theatre 2011

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Built in 1979 as the Fiesta Four Theatre, this is a reasonably plain first-run theatre. It became the Fiesta 5 in 1991. Metropolitan pretty much owns the town when it comes to theatres…

Contributed by David Cotner

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GaryParks
GaryParks on June 2, 2004 at 10:36 am

I first saw this the outside of this theatre when it was relatively new, when passing through the city in about 1982. Back then, new theatres were the paragon of architectural dullness, but I remember being impressed by the Fiesta, as it had (and still has) a nice interpretation of an oldtime theatre marquee, complete with finials on the corners. No exposed neon or lightbulbs—all lighting hidden behind plastic—but not bad at all for the late 1970s. It blends-in well with the Spanish style architecture of downtown Santa Barbara, and the historic marquees of the Granada and Arlington theatres farther up State Street.

Anthony93101
Anthony93101 on September 25, 2004 at 9:17 am

It’s one of the best theaters that I have been in. It’s really organized. I heard It’s gonna get remodel pretty soon too. You could tell that the manager keeps its theater very clean. They have great customer service. I do gotta say that there screens need to be replace. Fiesta 5 needs a new look. Not an 80’s look but a 2005 look. Out with the old and in with the new.

MagicLantern
MagicLantern on May 2, 2005 at 11:54 pm

The renovations are almost done now. The seats are insanely comfortable, the sound is crisp and the screens are far wider than they use to be.

Mikeyisirish
Mikeyisirish on June 27, 2012 at 7:36 am

A 2011 photo can be seen here.

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