Metropolitan Theatres Corporation (“Metropolitan”) in conjunction with the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (“SBIFF”) announce that they have partnered to create The Showcase Film Series (The Showcase) beginning October 2, 2013. The Showcase will be programmed by SBIFF and Santa Barbara cinephiles will be offered exciting and innovative independent films which have not had a theatrical run in Santa Barbara. These weekly gems will be presented every Wednesday at 7:30 pm at the Plaza De Oro Theatre located at 371 South Hitchcock Way.

Metropolitan president, David Corwin, stated, “We have a great relationship with the Film Festival and are excited to collaborate and bring more film to the voracious moviegoers of Santa Barbara. There is a lot of independent film that never sees our screens, and The Showcase will provide a great opportunity to expand our offerings.”

SBIFF executive Director, Roger Durling, stated, “For the past eleven years, we’ve dreamed of expanding SBIFF’s voice throughout the year – showcasing independent cinema. We’re so grateful to Metropolitan Theatres for making this a reality to all Santa Barbara film lovers.”

Metropolitan and SBIFF are proud to announce the first month’s schedule which will be as follows.
October 2nd – I’M SO EXCITED
October 16th – THE ACT OF KILLING
October 23rd – BLUE CAPRICE
October 30th – IN THE NAME OF

For more info in each film please click here.

About Metropolitan Theatres

Metropolitan Theatres is a fourth generation family owned theatre circuit with 19 locations and 100 screens in California, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, and British Columbia. Metropolitan has operated in Santa Barbara since 1948. For additional company information, please visit

About Santa Barbara International Film Festival

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is dedicated to the art of filmmaking by seeking out and offering a broad array of international and independent films, with a commitment to diversity. SBIFF endeavors to enrich the community both culturally and economically by presenting eleven days of films, tributes, symposiums, free children’s education and community outreach programs all while raising consciousness of film as an art form. SBIFF also presents Cinema Society which gives the community the opportunity to celebrate the art of cinema throughout the year with an expansive schedule of screenings and intimate Q&A’s.