Thursday, September 20
7:30 – 10:30 PM
The Eureka Theater presents an evening of “Science on Screen,” in which we pair screenings of classic, cult, science fiction, and documentary films with lively presentations by experts from the world of science and technology.
“Mad Max and Apocalyptic Technologies” will begin with HSU lecturer Lonny Grafman, who will discuss sustainable technologies and the real-world science of how to survive–or maybe even prevent–an apocalypse. This lecture will be followed by a screening of the groundbreaking cult classic Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981).
Directed by George Miller, The Road Warrior continues the story of Max (Mel Gibson), a loner in a dystopian wasteland where survival relies on scavenging and killing for Earth’s scarce resources. When he stumbles upon a small community in trouble, Max agrees to help them. But he’s just there for the gasoline.
Lonny Grafman is an Instructor of Environmental Resources Engineering and Appropriate Technology at Humboldt State University, Founder and President of the Appropedia Foundation, and the Advisor for the epi-apocalyptic city art projects, Waterpod, Flock House, and WetLand.
Lonny has led teams all over the world assisting communities with sustainability projects including the use of solar power to improve cookstoves, micro-hydro power, rainwater catchment, and constructing plastic bottle schoolrooms. He believes the most vital component to sustainability is community.
$5—Doors open at 7:00 | Lecture 7:30 | Movie 8:30.
Friday–Sunday October 5–7
Kaijū (怪獣 kaijū) (from Japanese “strange beast”): a Japanese film genre that features giant monsters, usually attacking major cities and engaging the military and other monsters in battle. Three days, eight city-stompin’ bystander-chompin’ kaiju movies! Details to follow, though rest assured, a certain fire-breathing King of the Monsters will be well represented.
Friday, October 5
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Roots of Kaiju
Saturday, October 6
1:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Sunday, October 7
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Congratulations “Duckie” & “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.
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.