Bad Cinema: Troll 2 & Samurai Cop

Troll 2 & Samurai Cop

Friday, June 22

In spite of popular demand, Bad Cinema is back! The Eureka Theater and our generous sponsors CityBarberShop and PBS North Coast are deeply ashamed to present the worst in early ’90s entertainment (?) One night. Two terrible movies.

The double feature kicks off with the modern classic TROLL 2. Didn’t see the original TROLL, and afraid you might not be able to follow the storyline? Not to worry–TROLL 2 has literally nothing to do with TROLL 1. In fact–spoiler alert–there are no trolls in TROLL 2. Pro tip: take a selfie before viewing, so you may always remember the last moment you were blissfully unaware of the word “Nilbog.”

Then send the kiddies home–the delicious wretchedness continues with the charming, winning, violence-and-nudity-packed ineptitude of SAMURAI COP, a cinematic abomination that has been described as “an awesome, one-of-a-kind movie that seems like it was made on another planet” (Comeuppance Reviews), and “A movie made by people who mostly had no idea what the f*** they were doing” (1000 Misspent Hours).

Suffice it to say you’ll be thankful for our beer & wine bar. (21+ be prepared to show I.D.)

Tickets are $8.00 for this double feature.
Doors open at 6:30
showtime at 7:00

Eureka Theater Bad Cinema

PBS North Coast and City Barber Shop


Martini Matinee: The Majestic

The Majestic at the Eureka Theater

Sunday, June 24

The Humboldt-Del Norte Film Commission and the Eureka Theater present another classic in our film series featuring movies filmed in the Redwood Region, Martini Matinees, sponsored by Couture Designer Consignment!

Rising Hollywood screenwriter Peter Appleton (Jim Carrey) is blacklisted in the early 1950s Red Scare. Following a drunken car accident, he wakes with amnesia near the small town of Lawson, Calif., where the residents mistake him for Luke Trimble, a local boy declared missing in action during World War II. As Peter helps Luke’s father (Martin Landau) and high school sweetheart (Laurie Holden) reopen the town’s sole movie theater, questions arise about his true identity and motivations.

Like the Film Commission’s other community film series, Movies in the Park, our monthly Martini Matinee screenings are FREE! Of course, donations will be accepted!

The bartenders at the no-host bar will be mixing up classic and themed martinis for you to enjoy while you watch classic movies on the big screen. Beer, wine, and concessions will be also available, as always. The proceeds go toward the restoration of the theater!

Doors open at 2:00
showtime 2:30

The Endless Summer

Friday, July 27

Grab the SPF 50, wax your board and catch vicarious wave after wave in the 1966 ode to surfing The Endless Summer. Narrator, filmmaker and surfer Bruce Brown takes us to the beaches of Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Senegal and Ghana, chasing the sun and surf around the world.

And while its itinerary does put one’s own summer plans in stark relief, the film, shot in 16mm, captures not only the skills of athletes at the top of their game — and enormous, cresting waves — but the culture of surfing as it was.

Generously sponsored by The Banana Hut Hawaiian BBQ. Tickets are $5.00 all ages.

Doors open at 7:00
Starts at 7:30

The Banana Hut



Eureka’s Historic Movie Theater

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Congratulations “Duckie” & “Iona”

Duckie and Iona

There were many rad costumes and outfits at our ’80s double feature, and it was really tough to choose. But the judges have spoken, and “Duckie” & “Iona” were awarded the fabulous prizes donated by Slice of Humboldt Pie, the Eureka Theater, and The Works!

A big thank you to everyone who went the extra mile and channeled that Wang Chung vibe.


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1939 Streamline Moderne

The historic Eureka Theater—Humboldt County’s 1939 Streamline Modern movie palace, operated and maintained by the Eureka Concert and Film Center, a 501©3 non-profit organization.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Eureka Theater is host to numerous events throughout the year, and is in the ongoing process of restoration to its original glory. Located in downtown Eureka, California, the Eureka Theater is also available for event and performance rentals, tours, weddings, graduations, small parties and receptions.

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