The Arlington is a great place to take in a concert or film, especially in the fall when it is one of the theatres that host the Santa Barbara Film Festival. The venue is large with plenty of seating, but the better seats are definitely near the front. The inside of the Arlington is more than you would expect from the outside. The walls and ceilings are painted as though you are sitting in under a night sky in a mission courtyard. It's really a unique experience that makes your event feel really special.