Veterans Day showing: Red Tails

Red TailsBring new toy for Toys for Tots: See Red Tails Free

Monday, November 11

We are proud to partner with Toys For Tots, and present a special Veterans Day screening of Red Tails (2012), the amazing story of the Tuskegee airmen, the African-American servicemen who served in the segregated United States Army Air Force during World War II.

Directed by Anthony Hemingway, with Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr., David Oyelowo, Leslie Odom Jr., Andre Royo and Michael B. Jordan. Check out the preview.

Admission is free with a new toy donation for Toys For Tots.
In addition to our regular concessions (popcorn, candy, soft drinks), beer & wine will be available (over 21, must show ID).
Doors open 7:00 | Starts 7:30

Robo-Cat Presents Horror Theater: Homicidal (1961)

Homicidal (1961)The Great Razooly returns to host this Horror Theater showing of the William Castle classic Homicidal. Shocks! Scares! And a host of prizes await you!

Friday, October 25

Tickets $6.00 | Screams begin at 7:30
Join us won’t you?

Sponsored by:

Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) Halloween Screening!

Rocky Horror Picture Show (original poster)

Dark and stormy night? Come up to the lab and see what’s on the slab when the 1975 cult classic of all cult classics returns to the big screen: The Rocky Horror Picture Show, accompanied by a live shadow cast!

Tim Curry stars as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, tempting and tormenting innocent newlyweds Janet and Brad (Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick) in a singing, dancing, Time Warping, cannibalistic romp.

If you’re a devotee, you know the drill: Pull on your fishnets and get ready to be part of the show. And if you’re a Rocky virgin? Don’t worry, we can make you a man. (Or whatever.) Just don’t be late — the master doesn’t like to be kept waiting.

More details coming soon! Stay tuned…
1975 | 100 min. | Rated R

Thursday, October 31

Doors open 7:00 | show begins 7:30

Popcorn, candy, soft drinks, and snacks available at the concession stand. Cocktails, beer and wine available for 21+ (ID required).

Generously sponsored by:
The Humboldt Bay Social Club

Blade Runner: The Final Cut (1982)

Blade Runner the Final Cut

Ridley Scott’s iconic 1982 adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s novel about rogue androids set a new standard for sci-fi and brought back the grit, dread and style of film noir. In acid rain-soaked Los Angeles (in November 2019!), a retired cop (a battered Harrison Ford) hunts down a squad of escaped replicants — sentient androids — who are trying to add some time to their battery lives. The late, great Rutger Hauer, who passed away earlier this year, wrings sympathy for the devil from his role as the wild-eyed replicant leader, while Sean Young smolders in full femme-fatale mode. And the extra footage of this “Final Cut” changes everything. Anybody who tells you otherwise is probably a replicant.

Generously sponsored by :
Humboldt’s Emerald Appliance

Friday, November 8

Doors open 7:00 | Showtime 7:30
$6.00 all ages

Strangebrew & Odd Eats

Saturday, November 9
4:00 – 8:00

Sample an abundance of Strangebrews from our excellent local Craft Breweries and superior home brewers as they compete for Das Boot in a battle of creativity! With a VIP ticket purchase, get access and voting rights to not only all the Strangebrews of the evening but also a limited sampling of Odd Eats brought to you by local restaurants in our first ever Odd Eats Competition.

Beers | Food | Live Music

$35 general admission | $50 VIP (includes food)
$40 and $55 at the door (if available)

Tickets available online.

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.


Ink People logoSponsored by:

The Ink People

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

Oildale

Oildale

Set in the Central Valley of California, where dustbowl refugees from Oklahoma and Texas planted the seeds of a brand new form of American music-a form that would eventually breed singer-songwriters Merle Haggard, Buck Owens and others of the “Bakersfield Sound.” Oildale is an homage to this music, to veterans and to the people of small towns everywhere.

Oildale is a story of what family and extended family means, of the effects of war on human beings and of the basic respect and kindness we find ourselves longing for in an age of increasing sarcasm and cynicism.

Saturday September 28

Doors open 6:00 | Show 7:00

50% of all ticket proceeds will be donated to the Veterans Resource Centers of America to help house and heal our veterans.

Not yet rated. Parental guidance suggested.

$10 all ages
Tickets available online at Brown Paper Tickets
Tickets also available at Annex 39 (next to the Eureka Theater)
and at the Eureka Theater box office.

 

Young Frankenstein (1974)

Mel Brooks Young Frankenstein

“For what we are about to see next, we must enter–quietly–into the realm of genius.”
In 1974, Mel Brooks followed his smash hit Blazing Saddles with his hilarious love letter to the Universal horror pictures of the 1930s and ’40s, Young Frankenstein. Brooks and co-writer/star Gene Wilder brought to life the immortal Dr. Frankenstein and his assistants Igor and Inga, along with the formidable Frau Blucher (cue the horse whinny).

See as it was meant to be seen–on the big screen, in black and white (no offense).

Friday, October 11

Doors open 7:00 | Showtime 7:30
1974 | 106 min. | Rated: PG | Admission $6.00

Generously sponsored by:
Jim & Glow Tomich

The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972)

The Legend of Boggy CreekBefore The Blair Witch Project, there was The Legend of Boggy Creek.

Shot guerilla-style in the wilds of Arkansas by the late Charles B. Pierce (The Town That Dreaded Sundown), The Legend of Boggy Creek was a low-budget docudrama that became a blockbuster smash hit, and an instant drive-in classic.

Friday, October 18

Restored in HD!
Recently restored by the George Eastman Museum, and making its North Coast premiere for one night only, The Legend of Boggy Creek was inspired by eyewitness reports of a Bigfoot-like creature said to live in the rugged bottomlands near the small town of Fouke, Arkansas.

The “Fouke Monster” or “Boggy Creek Monster” came to the attention of locals who sighted it several times in the 1960s. In May 1971, local newspaper reports of a family attacked by the creature inspired Charles B. Pierce to shoot a movie about this mythic monster. Filmed documentary style, The Legend of Boggy Creek mixes staged interviews of local residents who claim to have encountered the creature with reenactments of the reported encounters.

Boggy Creek was a word-of-mouth phenomenon: without any studio support, it played almost continuously throughout the 1970s—largely on the drive-in circuit—ultimately taking in the then-astronomical sum (for an indie) of $20 million. Years later, Daniel Myrick, co-creator of The Blair Witch Project, cited it as a major influence.
1972 | 85 min. | Rated G, incredibly

The Eureka Theater is proud to present the Grandaddy Bigfoot movie of all time, generously sponsored by Northern California’s own Weird Howard video production company, specializing in Lovecraftian cosmic horror.

Tickets $6.00 all ages
Doors open 7:00 | Movie begins at 7:30
Beer & wine available (over 21, ID required)

 

From Wounded Knee to Standing Rock

From Wounded Knee to Standing Rock, a Reporter's JourneyA Reporter’s Journey |A film by Kevin McKiernan

Saturday, October 19th

In 1973 a rookie reporter tries to cover armed members of the American Indian Movement who have taken over the historic village of Wounded Knee, South Dakota. Along the way he is threatened by vigilantes who oppose the takeover and believe the press is the enemy of law and order. After he defies a government news blackout and embeds with the militants, he is arrested by FBI agents. Forty years later, he meets a Yurok Indian fisherman in California, a man he unwittingly photographed during the 10-week occupation. The two travel back to the Dakotas and later to the pipeline protests on the Standing Rock Reservation, where they witness the legacy of 1970’s activism in Indian Country. Meanwhile, the reporter launches a new investigation into the murder of his former roommate, a mysterious Canadian Native who took part in the Wounded Knee uprising. He butts heads with the FBI again, this time over the Bureau’s alleged practice of ‘snitch-jacketing’ the Canadian woman as an informer. The story takes another unsettling turn when the reporter confronts the founders of the Indian movement with alleged ties to her killing, a decision that threatens to undermine his status as a trusted outsider.

Willard and McKiernan at Wounded Knee

“Armed Indians seize a historic village to defend their culture; a rookie reporter embeds to get their story. By time the occupiers surrender 71 days later, 15 combatants have been wounded, two are dead and hundreds have been arrested–including the reporter. A Yurok warrior puts down his gun and comes home to Humboldt County to build a traditional village on the Klamath River.”

89 minutes
Doors open 6:00 | Film 7:00
$12 General Admission | $8 Students/Seniors
Tickets available at the door or at  Annex 39 (next door to Eureka Theater)

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

Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope (1948)

Poster for Alfred Hitchcock's Rope (1948)James Stewart, Farley Granger and John Dall star in this macabre spellbinder, in which two thrill-seeking friends strangle a classmate and then hold a party for their victim’s family and friends, serving refreshments on a buffet table containing the lifeless body.

When dinner conversation revolves around talk of the “perfect murder,” their former teacher (Stewart) becomes suspicious that his students have turned his intellectual theories into brutal reality.

Hitchcock decided to shoot this film as though it were happening in one long, uninterrupted shot. Since the camera can only hold one 10-minute reel at a time, Hitchcock had to be creative when it came time to change reels, disguising the switches as the camera passed behind someone’s back or moved behind a lamp.

Friday, August 16th

(1948 | 80 min)
Tickets are $6.00 all ages
Doors open 7:00 | Showtime 7:30

Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps (1935)

Still from Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps (1935)Hitchcock’s first great romantic thriller is a prime example of the MacGuffin principle in action. Richard Hannay is a Canadian tourist in London who becomes embroiled in a deadly conspiracy when a mysterious spy winds up murdered in Hannay’s rented flat and both the police and a secret organization wind up hot on his trail.

With only a seemingly meaningless phrase (“the 39 steps”), a small Scottish town circled on a map, and a criminal mastermind identified by a missing finger as clues, quick-witted Hannay eludes police and spies as he works his way across the countryside to reveal the mystery and clear his name.

Friday, August 2nd

(1935 | 86 min)
Tickets $5.00 all ages
Doors open 7:00 | Showtime 7:30

Sponsored by:

Eureka Main Street

Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope

Star Wars: Episode IV A New HopeOur Fourth Friday Flick for July—What else do we need to say? The epic space adventure that started it all, Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, is our July Friday Flick. Join us at 6:30, as we open our cantina early, to enjoy some galactic cocktails. Cosplayers and costumes welcome!

Join us at 6:30, as we open our cantina early, to enjoy some galactic cocktails.

Friday, July 26th

Rated PG | 125 minutes
All tickets: $8
Doors open 6:30 | Showtime 7:30

Generously sponsored by:
The Scruffy Nerd Herder

Sangha Tattoo

Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back!

The Empire Strikes Back poster

The saga continues with Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back!
Join us at 6:30, as we open our cantina early, to enjoy some galactic cocktails. Cosplayers and costumes welcome!

Saturday, July 27

Rated PG | 124 minutes
All tickets: $8

Showtime 7:30

Generously sponsored by:

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Blue Lake Casino logo

 

 

Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes (1938)

Still from Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes (1938)

This classic mystery, and one of Hitchcock’s greatest films, manages to combine humor with a genuine sense of menace. The film is set into motion when a seemingly innocuous old woman, Miss Froy, disappears while on board a train bound for England. It’s up to attractive young Iris (Margaret Lockwood) and brash music student Gilbert (Michael Redgrave) to solve the mystery as they are plunged into an international conspiracy.

No one is as he or she seems, but sorting out the villains from the merely mysterious is a challenge in itself, as our innocents abroad face resistance from the entire passenger list.

Friday August 9th

(1938 | 94 min)
Tickets are $5.00 all ages
Doors open 7:00 | Showtime at 7:30

Sponsored by a supporter of the Eureka Theater

Friday Night Noir: Hell’s Half Acre (1954)

Hell's Half Acre (1954)Friday, July 12

When you sit down to watch a gritty film noir and see Don the Beachcomber listed as the “Technical Advisor,” you know you’re in for something special. Add to that a detuned slack-key guitar music score, co-Queens of Noir Evelyn Keyes and Marie Windsor, and real Oahu filming locations, and you’ll soon wish “Tiki Noir” had become more of a thing.

Republic stalwart John H. Auer (City That Never Sleeps) directed this gritty crime film on location in Hawaii, where Honolulu’s notorious Hell’s Half Acre quarter serves as a background to a complex tale of transgression and redemption. Wendell Corey is a reformed racketeer whose past catches up with him when his lover (Nancy Gates) shoots and kills one of his former partners in crime; Evelyn Keyes is a visitor from Los Angeles who comes to believe that Corey is the husband she thought she lost at Pearl Harbor 10 years prior.

(1954 / b&w / 111 min.)
Tickets $5.00
Doors open 7:00 | Showtime 7:30PM

Generously sponsored by The Banana Hut Hawaiian BBQ
The Banana Hut

Friday Night Noir
Mildred Pierce (1945)

Mildred Pierce (1945) starring Joan Crawford

Friday, June 21

Shoulderpads, murder, and pie—what the hell more do you want? Throw in razor-sharp dialogue and the sunny despair of Los Angeles noir.

Joan Crawford tears up the screen as Mildred Pierce, a woman drawn into a police investigation after the murder of her second husband, her name being the last word to leave his lips. Matters become more complicated when she lures an old friend to the murder scene to frame him for the crime. The reasons for her duplicity are recanted through flashbacks, showing her ascension from humble waitress to successful business owner, devotion to her children and their well-being, and her complicated relationships with men.

(1945 / b&w / 111 min.)

Generously sponsored by Tina Meow.
All tickets $5.00.
Doors open 7:00 | Showtime 7:30

Humboldt premiere of
Breaking Habits

Breaking HabitsFriday June 28th

Humboldt premiere of ‘Breaking Habits’ with Q&A

The Eureka Theater is proud to present the Humboldt premiere of the new documentary Breaking Habits, which tells the story of Sister Kate, founder of the Sisters of the Valley (AKA the Weed Nuns).

Cheated by her stealing, polygamist husband of 17 years, once high-flying corporate exec Christine Meeusen fled penniless with her three young children as her American dream began to unravel. Determined to make a living for her family, she discovered the lucrative business of cannabis farming and met her calling as founder of medicinal-marijuana empire Sisters of the Valley. Shedding her former life, Christine became Sister Kate; on a mission to provide her products to those in need. Fighting off the county sheriff, and protecting her crop from deadly black-market thieves, Breaking Habits is a story of rebellion, hope and revival. This is Sister Kate’s journey to becoming the head of a fast-growing enterprise, a voice for the unheard—and possibly the most controversial nun in the world.

The premiere screening at 7 PM at the Eureka Theater will be preceded by a meet and greet with Sister Kate and the Sisters at 5 PM, in the lobby of the theater.

Following the screening, there will be a Q & A with the Sisters.

Tickets $10 available at the door.

Sponsored by:
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Breaking Habits directed by Robert Ryan, is not rated, and has a runtime of 87 minutes. Distributed by Good Deed Entertainment

Friday Night Noir:
The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

Friday Night Noir: The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

Friday May 10

The gold standard for “caper” films. John Huston brings a neo-realist feel to his version of W. R. Burnett’s classic crime novel, and a remarkable cast vividly brings to life the book’s rogues gallery of crooked characters. Starring Sterling Hayden and Jean Hagen, and featuring a trio of the finest supporting performances ever: Louis Calhern, Sam Jaffe, and Marc Lawrence. Huston also gets credit for being the first to exploit the extraordinary onscreen sex appeal of Marilyn Monroe—this was the film that launched her meteoric rise to stardom.

(1950 / b&w / 112 min.)
All tickets $5.00
Doors open 7:00 | showtime at 7:30

Science on Screen: Jurassic Park (1993)
How to Clone a Dinosaur

Science on Screen: Jurassic Park

Thursday, May 16

Science on Screen returns in May, featuring the dino-movie to rule them all, Jurassic Park (1993) and lecturer Samantha del Campo, who will discuss the science behind the gene-editing technology used in the story. Science on Screen is a recurring event that features creative pairings of current, classic, cult, and documentary films with lively introductions by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine.

Samantha del Campo is a graduate of Humboldt State University’s Cellular and Molecular Biology Program. Following graduation, she completed the CIRM Bridges 2.0 program, a one-year externship at UC Davis spent working with human stem cells.

Currently, Samantha is employed as a Junior Specialist in Dr. Kyle Fink’s lab at the UC Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures, a translational facility focused on developing translational science and therapeutics in the stem cell field. Samantha’s primary project in the lab involves the screening of artificial transcription factors designed to modify gene expression in Angelman Syndrome (AS) neurons. AS is a rare neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by varying symptoms such as intellectual disability and a lack of speech development. The goal of this research project, ultimately, is to advance understanding of potential genetic therapeutics for AS.

$5 all ages
Doors open 6:30 | Lecture 7:00 | Movie 8:00