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August 2021

  • Aug 12 Thu

    Tony Ybarra & Friends

    The first in the Alcazar Sessions series which will be intimate concerts and stories with artists, singers, and songwriters will feature one of the foremost flamenco guitarists in Southern California, Tony Ybarra!

July 2021

  • Jul 31 Sat

    Jackson Gillies and Company

    Jackson Gillies is returning to the Alcazar and this time he's bringing his band.  His past shows at the Alcazar Theatre have sold out quickly, so don't wait to get your tickets!!

  • Jul 25 Sun

    The Endless Summer

    The adventures of two American surfers who follow an everlasting summer around the world - searching for the perfect wave. Filmed in color in Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Hawaii, and California.

  • Jul 24 Sat

    Step into Liquid

    Filmmaker Dana Brown documents surfers catching waves in the waters off the Irish coast, Easter Island, Texas and other locations.

  • Jul 23 Fri

    Riding Giants

    From acclaimed director Stacy Peralta comes Riding Giants, the story of big wave surfing. 

  • Jul 17 Sat

    South on Linden

    The Alcazar Rises Concert Series kicks off with South on Linden!


    This will be a special evening to honor Kevin Silk for his contributions to the community and to celebrate his retirement from the City of Carpinteria.

  • Jul 11 Sun

    Shark Tale

    When a son of a gangster shark boss is accidentally killed while on the hunt, his would-be prey and his vegetarian brother decide to use the incident to their advantage.

  • Jul 10 Sat


    When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community, it's up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.

  • Jul 10 Sat

    Jaws - Matinee Showing

    When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community, it's up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.

  • Jul 09 Fri


    Sharknado is a hilarious, deliberately campy romp of a cheesy horror film. Nature's deadliest killer takes to the skies in the ultimate gill-ty pleasure as a group of friends try to save the Santa Monica coast from shark-infested tornadoes.

June 2021

  • Jun 27 Sun

    Raya and the Last Dragon

    • In a realm known as Kumandra, a re-imagined Earth inhabited by an ancient civilization, a warrior named Raya is determined to find the last dragon.

  • Jun 26 Sat


    When a man with HIV(Tom Hanks) is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer (Denzel Washington) as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.

  • Jun 19 Sat

    To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar

    Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes, and John Leguizamo play three drag queens traveling across the country in this offbeat comedy, which also features an iconic performance from drag superstar RuPaul.

  • Jun 18 Fri


    Sam (Academy Award winner Colin Firth) and Tusker (Academy Award nominee Stanley Tucci), partners of twenty years, are traveling across England in their old camper van visiting friends, family and places from their past. 

  • Jun 16 Wed

    Between the Dark and Light

    Between the Dark and Light

    The Grateful Dead Photography of Jay Blakesberg 

  • Jun 13 Sun

    Love, Simon

    LOVESIMON. From the producers of The Fault in Our Stars comes this heartfelt coming-of-age story about the adventure of finding yourself and falling in love.

  • Jun 12 Sat

    A Fantastic Woman

    2018 Academy Award Winner - Best Foreign Film

    A woman's life is thrown into turmoil following the death of her partner. Mourning the loss of the man she loved, she finds herself under intense scrutiny from those with no regard for her privacy.

  • Jun 12 Sat


    A young man sees love in a new light when his widowed father announces he is gay in this drama with Ewan McGregor & Christopher Plummer.

  • Jun 06 Sun

    Rear Window

    Hitchcock Weekend wraps up with Rear Window!

    Rear Window is a 1954 film about a photographer, laid up with a broken leg, who spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.

  • Jun 05 Sat


    Check in. Relax. Take a shower.

    Psycho is a 1960 American psychological horror thriller film produced and directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

  • Jun 05 Sat


    Alfred Hitchcock engulfs you in a whirlpool of terror and tension!

    Often included in the lists of greatest films ever made, Vertigo is a 1958 American film noir psychological thriller directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock.

  • Jun 04 Fri


    Hitchcock Weekend at the Alcazar Kicks Off with Hitchcock!

    Hitchcock tells the story of the relationship between Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the filming of Psycho in 1959. 

May 2021

  • May 30 Sun

    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory 50th Anniversary

    Take an unforgettable, uniquely magical, musical journey through the deliciously delightful, whimsically wonderful world of Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory.

  • May 29 Sat


    2021 Academy Award Winner - Best Supporting Actress

    A Korean American family moves to an Arkansas farm in search of its own American dream. 

  • May 29 Sat

    Minari - matinee show

    2021 Academy Award Winner - Best Supporting Actress

    A Korean American family moves to an Arkansas farm in search of its own American dream. 

  • May 23 Sun


    The ocean is calling!

    An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people.

  • May 15 Sat

    Wayne's World

    Based on the Saturday Night Live sketch of the same name, Wayne's World is a wacky, irreverent pop-culture comedy about the adventures of two amiably aimless metal-head friends, Wayne (Mike Myers) and Garth (Dana Carvey)

  • May 02 Sun

    Creating Destiny - Wade Nomura Q&A

    A powerful story of overcoming adversity and embracing opportunities by humanitarian and BMX champion Wade Nomura.

  • May 01 Sat


    2021 Academy Award Winner for Best Picture, Best Actress & Best Director

    A woman in her sixties who, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.

  • May 01 Sat

    Nomadland - Matinee Show

    2021 Academy Award Winner for Best Picture, Best Actress & Best Director

    A woman in her sixties who, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.

April 2021

  • Apr 25 Sun


    In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists find that their lives will never be the same.

  • Apr 24 Sat

    The Greatest Showman

    The Impossible Comes True

    Experience the award-winning music!

  • Apr 24 Sat

    The Greatest Showman - matinee

    The Impossible Comes True

    Experience the award-winning music!

  • Apr 23 Fri

    The Last Picture Show

    The Last Picture Show is a 1971 American coming-of-age drama film directed and co-written by Peter Bogdanovich, adapted from the semi-autobiographical 1966 novel The Last Picture Show by Larry McMurtry.

November 2020

  • Nov 28 Sat

    Virtual Comedy Night

    Join us for some much-needed laughs for Alcazar Theatre's first-ever Virtual Comedy Night.

April 2020

March 2020

  • Mar 29 Sun

    Frozen II

    Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land. They set out to find the origin of Elsa's powers in order to save their kingdom.

  • Mar 27 Fri

    The Wrecking Crew

    The son of guitarist Tommy Tedesco pays tribute to his late father and a core group of studio musicians who played on some of the biggest hits of the 1960s and '70s, including "California Girls" and "Mrs. Robinson."

  • Mar 22 Sun

    Ford vs Ferrari

    Nominated for 4 Academy Awards including Best Picture

  • Mar 14 Sat

    2020 Rotary Talent Showcase

    The Carpinteria Rotary Charitable Foundation will present it's 2020 Talent Showcase on March 14, 2020 with one show at 7 pm, preceded by a reception at 6:00 pm

  • Mar 12 Thu

    Singin' in the Rain

    MGM's 1952 Musical Treasure!

  • Mar 08 Sun

    Knives Out

    Everyone has a motive. No one has a clue.

    Academy Award Nominee for Best Original Screenplay

  • Mar 07 Sat

    Stevie Nicks Illusion

    A Tribute to Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac.
    Get Your tickets early as this event is sure to sell out!

  • Mar 01 Sun


    Be Free or Die

February 2020

January 2020

  • Jan 26 Sun

    Pain and Glory

    Cannes Film Festival Winner for Best Actor and Best Soundtrack.
    Acadamy Award and Golden Globe Award Nominee for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama and Best Foreign Language Film

  • Jan 24 Fri

    Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago

    The history of legendary rock band Chicago

  • Jan 19 Sun

    The Farewell

    Based on an Actual Lie

  • Jan 18 Sat

    Jason Love: Clean Standup Comedy

    Funny. Clean. Relatable.

  • Jan 12 Sun

    Will Breman & Friends Benefit Concert

    Will Breman is back home and doing this benefit with some super talented folks!

  • Jan 11 Sat

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    The 9th Film from Quentin Tarantino

  • Jan 09 Thu

    Roman Holiday

    Our 2020 Throwback Thursday Series begins with Audrey Hepburn at her Oscar winning best in the timeless classic comedy-romance Roman Holiday

  • Jan 05 Sun

    Downton Abbey

    The continued story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early twentieth century

December 2019

November 2019

October 2019

September 2019

August 2019

  • Aug 25 Sun

    Amazing Grace

    Concert footage from 1972 of Aretha Franklin performing songs from the best-selling gospel album at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles.

  • Aug 24 Sat

    FREE EVENT: The Little Mermaid Sing Along

    Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Little Mermaid with a Sing Along

  • Aug 17 Sat

    Avocado Sundae

    Just a band? C'mon... More like Psychedelic Funkateers readying cosmonauts in the know for a funkafied journey into the groovtastic.

  • Aug 11 Sun

    The Biggest Little Farm

    A testament to the immense complexity of nature

  • Aug 10 Sat
  • Aug 02 Fri

    Shooting Stars August 2 - 4

    Directed by Philip Moreno

    Starring Isabelle Marchand, Hannah Gonzalez, Sarah Wietzman, Shannon Dalton, Fiona Casbarro, Jessica Chalk, and Tess Truax.

July 2019

June 2019

  • Jun 28 Fri

    3rd Annual Grease Sing-A-Long

    Wear your best Grease outfit and get ready to sing!!

  • Jun 19 Wed

    The Lost Virginity Tour June 19 - 23

    Directed by Ken Gilbert

    Featuring: E. Bonnie Lewis, Gunilla Hutton, Meredith McMinn, and Asa Olsson

  • Jun 16 Sun

    The Lost Virginity Tour

    Directed by Ken Gilbert

    Featuring: E. Bonnie Lewis, Gunilla Hutton, Meredith McMinn, and Asa Olsson

  • Jun 15 Sat

    Stevie Nicks Illusion

    A Tribute to Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac

  • Jun 14 Fri

    The Lost Virginity Tour

    Directed by Ken Gilbert

    Featuring: E. Bonnie Lewis, Gunilla Hutton, Meredith McMinn, and Asa Olsson

  • Jun 13 Thu

    Beach Blanket Bingo

    The sun will never set on Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, The recording star from Philadelphia and the former Mouseketeer give a master class in chemistry in the fifth film of the Beach Party series

  • Jun 09 Sun

    The Upside

    Based on a True Story. Starring Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, and Nicole Kidman

  • Jun 08 Sat

    Hollywood U2 at the Alcazar Theatre

    The World's Greatest U2 Tribute Band!

  • Jun 02 Sun

    On the Basis of Sex

    The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice.

  • Jun 01 Sat

    Boxtales Theatre Company presents Brer Rabbit

    and other Trickster Tales from Around the World

May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

February 2019

  • Feb 24 Sun

    FREE EVENT: Academy Awards Viewing Party

    You're invited to come see the stars on the big screen!

  • Feb 23 Sat

    TV Santa Barbara Community Media Access Awards 2019

    TV Santa Barbara (TVSB) will celebrate 45 years of community access television at the 2019 Media Awards

  • Feb 17 Sun

    Can You Ever Forgive Me?

    Nominated for 3 Academy Awards including Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor

  • Feb 17 Sun

    Art Film: Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace

    Famous for his vibrant reinterpretations of classical portraits featuring African-American men, New York-based painter Kehinde Wiley has turned the practice of portraiture on its head and in the process has taken the art world by storm

  • Feb 16 Sat

    CANCELLED : Marley's Ghost

    Unexpected events have unavoidably postponed our travel and our show on February 16. We are very sorry for this disruption

    and will do our best to reschedule at our first opportunity. Once again, our sincere apologies. – Marley’s Ghost

  • Feb 16 Sat


    Nominated for 6 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actor

  • Feb 15 Fri

    Alcazar Improv Showcase: Dates to Remember

    Everyone has that one date that they will always remember!!!

  • Feb 14 Thu

    The Notebook

    Behind every great love is a great story.

  • Feb 13 Wed

    John McEuen and the String Wizards

    McEuen, a recent inductee in the Colorado Music Hall of Fame AND the American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame, brings his banjo, guitar, mandolin and fiddle with his hot band!! Tickets will go fast.

  • Feb 11 Mon

    Open Auditions: Black Comedy

    "The laughter begins when the lights go out!"

  • Feb 10 Sun

    The Wife

    A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

  • Feb 09 Sat

    FREE EVENT: Chinese New Year Celebration

    Presented by: Friends of Carpinteria Library & Artesania Para La Familia 

  • Feb 03 Sun

    FREE EVENT: Super Bowl Watch Party

    We will be showing the Super Bowl on the Big Screen!

  • Feb 02 Sat

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    The only thing more extraordinary than their music is His story

January 2019

December 2018

November 2018

October 2018

September 2018

August 2018

July 2018

June 2018

May 2018

  • May 27 Sun

    Good Ol' Freda

    Behind a Great Band,there was a Great Woman!

  • May 26 Sat

    Beatles Night featuring Sgt. Pepper

    The phenomenal band Sgt. Pepper will return to the Alcazar Theatre stage for another high energy night highlighting the classic hits of the Lads from Liverpool who's music shook the world in the 60's and whose legacy remains with us to this day!

  • May 20 Sun

    Murder on the Orient Express

    Murder on the Orient Express is a mystery drama film directed by Kenneth Branagh with a screenplay by Michael Green, based on the 1934 novel of the same name by Agatha Christie

  • May 12 Sat

    Pre-Mother's Day Improv Show

    Treat your Mom to a fabulous and fun evening of comedy!

  • May 06 Sun

    The Post

    A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government.

April 2018

March 2018

  • Mar 25 Sun

    Lady Bird at The Alcazar Theatre Carpinteria March 25 2018

    An outspoken teen must navigate a loving but turbulent relationship with her strong-willed mother over the course of an eventful and poignant senior year of high school.

  • Mar 24 Sat

    Jonathan McEuen

    Join Jonathan McEuen and the featured musicians and writers from his upcoming album "Through the Sun Gate" for a warm night of live music at the beautiful Alcazar Theatre in Carpinteria, CA

  • Mar 18 Sun

    I, Tonya

    Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.

  • Mar 11 Sun

    Darkest Hour

    During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.

March 2017

Attended the Plaza Playhouse Theater ... for the Elvis Presley movie, Jailhouse Rock. It was an excellent movie and great to see once again on the big screen. Also, before the movie started, there was a showing of early Elvis television shows like Elvis on Steve Allen Show, Ed Sullivan Show, Dorsey Brothers Show, Milton Berle Show and some other Elvis early stuff. This addition before the movie was really wonderful. A great way to celebrate Elvis's 82nd birthday which was on January 8th. Thank you Plaza Playhouse Theater.
Pamela Stallings