Stars Return to Paradise

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It’s time for the stars to shine again in Santa Barbara! As we prepare to celebrate the 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival extravaganza, the stars of cinema will gather in our seaside town. The kickoff is Opening Night on January 31st, and runs through February 10th. Come join us at a favorite SBIFF staging area, otherwise known as the Paradise Cafe. With continuous dining service from 11:00 AM until 11:00 PM, you’ll be centrally located among most of the featured venues for quick bites, beverages and desserts before or after the show.

The man behind the Film Festival, Roger Durling, will be honored at the Paradise Bar with his favorite adult refreshment, the “Impresario”, throughout this year’s event. It’s an elegant martini cocktail, made with Belvedere vodka, served chilled and straight up…. stirred, not shaken…. and it goes nicely with black tie attire.  

The stars will be out and about to be recognized, share their art and enjoy the enduring magic of Santa Barbara. We will be celebrating them, and they, in turn, will be honoring this amazingly resilient community that has given so much support to each other lately.