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Cruz’n Eureka presents: Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
September 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$8
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!
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.
1977 | 96 min. | Rated PG
Doors open 7:00 | Showtime 7:30