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Alfred Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

Poster for Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

Hitchcock’s 1956 remake of his own 1934 spy thriller stars James Stewart and Doris Day as American tourists who discover more than they wanted to know about an assassination plot. When their son is kidnapped, they are caught between concern for him and the terrible secret they hold.

When asked about the difference between this version of the story and the one he made 22 years earlier, Hitchcock always said the first was the work of a talented amateur while the second was the act of a seasoned professional. Indeed, several extraordinary moments in this update represent consummate filmmaking, particularly a relentlessly exciting Albert Hall scene, with a blaring symphony, an assassin’s gun, and Doris Day’s scream.

Friday, August 23

(1956 | 120 min)
Tickets are $6.00 all ages
Doors open 7:00 | Showtime 7:30

Generously sponsored by:
Toni & Wayne Farrar

Cruz’n Eureka presents
Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

Smokey and the Bandit

The Eureka Theater is proud to partner with the 26th annual Cruz’n Eureka Car Show event, which features 3 days of classic car-related activities, and right smack-dab in the middle is a special, one-night-only screening of Smokey and the Bandit on the big Eureka Theater screen!

Friday, September 6

An identifiable high point in the ‘70s trucker movie cycle and one of the biggest blockbusters of the decade, this crash-bang action comedy pits Burt Reynold’s Bandit (alongside real-live love Sally Fields), hauling a payload of contraband Coors beer from Texas to Georgia, against Jackie Gleason’s Sheriff Buford T. Justice, stopping only for a diablo sandwich and a Dr. Pepper while in hot pursuit of his man. Stunt coordinator extraordinaire Hal Needham directs this orchestra of vehicular mayhem, which Reynolds oversees with a lazy grin. To quote Keith Phipps of The Verge: “It’s an easy film to like, so long as you’re not allergic to broad comedy, redneck humor, smashing cars, and gum chewing. If you match that description, look elsewhere. Everyone else: grab a Coors (or, preferably, a better beer) and pull up a chair.”

Tickets $8.00 all ages
All proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods and the continuing restoration of the Eureka Theater.
Sponsored by:
Kreations Auto Body
1977 | 96 min. | Rated PG
Doors open 7:00 | Showtime 7:30

Food for Thought: Film Premiere

Food for Thought Film Premiere

A Celebration of Local Food and Community Connections

Saturday, September 14

Media producers Jennifer Bell and Jessica Eden invite you to an evening of Humboldt community food stories on the big screen. The Food for Thought Film project focuses on three topics—the local grain movement, coastal foods and farming, and local tuna fishing. In an increasingly mechanized agribusiness world, healthy food production and consumption plays a role in fostering healthy communities and developing a sense of place. This project celebrates the hardworking people who help make Humboldt the very special place we have all come to love.

As Wendell Berry said, “Eating is an agricultural act” and we are all responsible for our choices and the ripple effect of our actions. Through learning the stories of farmers, ranchers and fishermen, we develop a deeper relationship with our community and our food.

We invite you to join us to watch two of our films:
Going With the Grain celebrates the resurgence of the local grain movement.
Coastal Foods: Sowing the Seeds of Sustainability explores Humboldt’s coastal local food movement.

Doors open 6:30
There will be an opportunity to enjoy foods that were created here in Humboldt county.

Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets.


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Fourth Friday Flix: Forbidden Planet (1956)

Forbidden Planet (1956)

“An ingenious script, excellent special effects and photography, and superior acting…make it an endearing winner.”
—Time Out.

“A major landmark in the evolution of cinematic science fiction, Forbidden Planet is credited with a number of pioneering achievements: the first depiction of ‘light speed,’ the first ‘personable’ robot, the first entirely electronic score, and (perhaps most notably) the first miniskirt on film.”

Friday, September 27

4th Friday Flix

“The film’s story echoes that of The Tempest: a spaceship crew led by well-scrubbed, all-American commander John Adams (Leslie Neilsen) is sent to a distant planet to determine the fate of a 20-year-old expedition. To the crew’s surprise, the only people remaining on the planet are Dr. Morbius (Walter Pidgeon) and his fetching daughter Altaira (Anne Francis). Though Morbius warns Adams of danger, the ship lands and the crew are soon threatened by the mysterious and deadly forces at work on the planet.”
—NW Film Center

1956 | 98 min.
All tickets $6.00
Doors open 7:00 | Showtime 7:30

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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