Lady in the Lake (1946)

The Lady in the Lake 1947

You accept an invitation to a blonde’s apartment! You get socked in the jaw by a murder suspect!”

Friday Night Noir: December 14

Actor Robert Montgomery, who also stars, made his directorial debut with this one-of-a-kind noir, shot almost entirely from the first-person perspective of private eye Philip Marlowe, who is glimpsed only in mirrors (and in occasional direct addresses to the audience).

Adapted from the Raymond Chandler novel, Lady in the Lake has Marlowe drawn into a dangerous web of intrigue when he’s hired at Christmastime to find the missing wife of a wealthy magnate.

Great snappy dialogue, oddball and tough-guy characters, and complicated plot twists complement the weird variation on the always-off-kilter noir universe.

(1946 / b&w / 105 min.)

Generously sponsored by Toni Farrar

All tickets $5.00
Doors open 7:00 | Showtime 7:30

It’s a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life

Thursday, December 20

If you’ve never seen this movie, forget what you’ve heard about it. If you’ve only seen it on the small screen, either on broadcast TV with commercial interruptions or on lousy Public Domain home video, erase that experience from your mind.

The beauty, the humor, and the power of this classic can only be appreciated as it was originally intended—on the big screen, sitting side-by-side with friends, family, neighbors, and strangers alike. Join us at the Eureka Theater for this special holiday screening, and help us celebrate being a part of this, well, wonderful community.

In addition to our regular fare, Tom & Jerrys and other warm beverages will be available. Santa hats and holiday sweaters encouraged (ugly, beautiful, silly, sedate, all are welcome–who are we to judge?).

Generously sponsored by:
Annex 30 vintage goods and furniture

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

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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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