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The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
Across the 8th Dimension

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

Friday, January 25

Describing the appeal of this quirky-but-awesome sleeper from 1984 is like Louis Armstrong being asked to define Swing: “Man, if you have to ask, you’ll never know.”

Briefly, Buckaroo Banzai is the brilliant neurosurgeon / particle physicist/test pilot/rock star/comic-book-hero who, along with his crack team, the hard-rocking Hong Kong Cavaliers, seeks to defeat an interdimensional invasion from the evil Red Lectroids from Planet 10. You know, just trust us. It’s awesome.

Starring Peter Weller, Jeff Goldblum, Ellen Barkin, John Lithgow, Christopher Lloyd, Clancy Brown, Carl Lumbly, and Billy Vera.

Generously sponsored by Yoyodyne Propulsion Systems.
All proceeds benefit the continuing restoration of the Eureka Theater.

Doors open 7:00 | Showtime 7:30
$5.00 all ages

Laura (1944)

Friday Night Noir: Laura (1944)Friday Night NoirFebruary 8

Detective Mark McPherson (Dana Andrews) investigates the murder of the beautiful, young advertising executive Laura Hunt (Gene Tierney), who was found shot in the face in her apartment.

Through McPherson’s investigative interviewing with the likes of popular columnist Waldo Lydecker (Clifton Webb), on whose coattail Laura appears to ride in her professional and social rise, and her fiancé Shelby Carpenter (Vincent Price), a playboy socialite, he pieces together her story.

Slowly his intrigue turns to a peculiar infatuation, if not a love for a woman he has never met.

(1944 / b&w / 88 min.)

Doors open 7:00 | Showtime 7:30
Tickets $5.00 all ages

Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

Driving Miss Daisy 1989

Presented by the Area 1 Agency on Aging

2:00 Sunday, February 10

In the award-winning 1989 film, the character of Miss Daisy (Jessica Tandy) feels vulnerable, anxious, and frustrated because she needs transportation and is unable to drive herself. By driving her to the Piggly Wiggly store and elsewhere, the character of Hoke Colburn (Morgan Freeman) performs an invaluable service for her, one that is needed by an increasing number of seniors in Humboldt County.

The Area 1 Agency on Aging (A1AA) has a program that provides free rides to medical appointments and the grocery store for those 50 and over. When there are enough volunteer drivers, this important service can provide rides from as far north as Trinidad, as far south as Scotia, and as far east as Blue Lake. To celebrate these valuable volunteers, and to inspire new drivers, A1AA is collaborating with the Eureka Theater for a matinee showing.

$5.00 all ages
Current volunteer drivers with the program get in free.
All proceeds benefit the continuing restoration of the Eureka Theater.
Doors open 1:30 | showtime 2:00
1989 | Rated PG | 100 min.

Eureka’s Historic Movie Theater

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“…it needed everything.”

Wendy and Chuck Petty tell you why they got involved and ask you to think about getting involved in restoring this architectural gem.

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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