Alfred Hitchcock’s Spellbound 1945

Alfred Hitchcock Spellbound 1945

Summer of Suspense

This Friday: August 10th

Spellbound is a 1945 American film noir psychological mystery thriller. The new head of a mental asylum turns out not to be what he claims. Stars Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Michael Chekhov and Leo G. Carroll.

Doors open at 7:30 | Showtime at 8:00
$5 all ages!

Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca 1940

Alfred Hitcock's "Rebecca"

Summer of Suspense

This Friday: August 3rd

A gothic tale shot in black-and-white. Maxim de Winter’s first wife Rebecca, who died before the events of the film, is never seen. Her reputation and recollections of her, however, are a constant presence in the lives of Maxim, his new wife and the housekeeper Mrs. Danvers.

Rebecca won two Academy Awards, Best Picture and Cinematography, out of a total 11 nominations. Olivier, Fontaine and Anderson also were Oscar-nominated for their respective roles as were Hitchcock and the screenwriters.

Doors open at 7:30 | Showtime at 8:00
$5 all ages!

Bad Cinema: Troll 2 & Samurai Cop

Troll 2 & Samurai Cop

Friday, June 22

In spite of popular demand, Bad Cinema is back! The Eureka Theater and our generous sponsors CityBarberShop and PBS North Coast are deeply ashamed to present the worst in early ’90s entertainment (?) One night. Two terrible movies.

The double feature kicks off with the modern classic TROLL 2. Didn’t see the original TROLL, and afraid you might not be able to follow the storyline? Not to worry–TROLL 2 has literally nothing to do with TROLL 1. In fact–spoiler alert–there are no trolls in TROLL 2. Pro tip: take a selfie before viewing, so you may always remember the last moment you were blissfully unaware of the word “Nilbog.”

Then send the kiddies home–the delicious wretchedness continues with the charming, winning, violence-and-nudity-packed ineptitude of SAMURAI COP, a cinematic abomination that has been described as “an awesome, one-of-a-kind movie that seems like it was made on another planet” (Comeuppance Reviews), and “A movie made by people who mostly had no idea what the f*** they were doing” (1000 Misspent Hours).

Suffice it to say you’ll be thankful for our beer & wine bar. (21+ be prepared to show I.D.)

Tickets are $8.00 for this double feature.
Doors open at 6:30
showtime at 7:00

Bad Cinema

 

PBS North Coast and City Barber Shop

 

Martini Matinee: The Majestic

The Majestic at the Eureka Theater

Sunday, June 24

The Humboldt-Del Norte Film Commission and the Eureka Theater present another classic in our film series featuring movies filmed in the Redwood Region, Martini Matinees, sponsored by Couture Designer Consignment!

Rising Hollywood screenwriter Peter Appleton (Jim Carrey) is blacklisted in the early 1950s Red Scare. Following a drunken car accident, he wakes with amnesia near the small town of Lawson, Calif., where the residents mistake him for Luke Trimble, a local boy declared missing in action during World War II. As Peter helps Luke’s father (Martin Landau) and high school sweetheart (Laurie Holden) reopen the town’s sole movie theater, questions arise about his true identity and motivations.

Like the Film Commission’s other community film series, Movies in the Park, our monthly Martini Matinee screenings are FREE! Of course, donations will be accepted!

The bartenders at the no-host bar will be mixing up classic and themed martinis for you to enjoy while you watch classic movies on the big screen. Beer, wine, and concessions will be also available, as always. The proceeds go toward the restoration of the theater!

Doors open at 2:00
showtime 2:30

Martini Matinee

Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip

Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip

Friday July 13

“A gift, as if Pryor had come back from the dead to perform in his own one-man memory of himself.”
—Roger Ebert

Richard Pryor’s legendary concert film LIVE ON THE SUNSET STRIP is one of the great stand-up comedy acts ever filmed: a personal, fierce, and hilarious take on racism, addiction, America, and much more.

Plus: Live Comedy:
Catch this rare theatrical screening, preceded by LIVE comedy sets from local favorites Jessica Grant, Josh Barnes, and Dutch Savage!

Tickets are $10.00 for this jam-packed evening of comedy.

Doors open at 7:00
Showtime at 7:30

 

The Endless Summer

The Endless Summer at Eureka Theater

Friday, July 27

Grab the SPF 50, wax your board and catch vicarious wave after wave in the 1966 ode to surfing The Endless Summer. Narrator, filmmaker and surfer Bruce Brown takes us to the beaches of Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Senegal and Ghana, chasing the sun and surf around the world.

And while its itinerary does put one’s own summer plans in stark relief, the film, shot in 16mm, captures not only the skills of athletes at the top of their game — and enormous, cresting waves — but the culture of surfing as it was.

Generously sponsored by The Banana Hut Hawaiian BBQ. Tickets are $5.00 all ages.

Doors open at 7:30
Starts at 8:00

4th Friday FlixThe Banana Hut

 

The Goonies: Free Screening for Bounty by the Bay”

The Goonies at Eureka Theater
Saturday May 19th

Wrap up the weekend’s Bounty by the Bay Festival with a screening of the classic family-friendly adventure The Goonies!

A band of adventurous kids take on the might of a property developing company which plans to destroy their home to build a country club. When the children discover an old pirate map in the attic, they follow it into an underground cavern in search of lost treasure but come up against plenty of dangerous obstacles along the way.

Sponsored by Eureka Main Street, this screening is free (though donations to the Eureka Theater are welcome).
Doors open 5:00
Showtime: 5:30

Martini Matinee: Jim Jarmusch’s Dead Man

Jim Jarmusch’s Dead Man

Sunday, May 20

2:30–4:30

The Humboldt-Del Norte Film Commission and the Eureka Theater present another classic in our film series featuring movies filmed in the Redwood Region, Martini Matinees, sponsored by Couture Designer Consignment!

Jim Jarmusch’s 1995 cult Western film Dead Man stars Johnny Depp in the role of William Blake, an accountant who embarks on a spiritual, violent quest through the American West. The film’s score was composed by Neil Young, improvising on electric guitar as he watched the film.

Like the Film Commission’s other community film series, Movies in the Park, our monthly Martini Matinee screenings are free! Of course, donations will be accepted!

The bartenders at the no-host bar will be mixing up classic and themed martinis for you to enjoy while you watch classic movies on the big screen. Beer, wine, and concessions will be also available, as always. The proceeds go toward the restoration of the theater!

Next month’s Martini Matinee will be ‘The Majestic’ (2001) starring Jim Carrey

Martini Matinee

 

Bike Nite at the Movies:
I Ride & Hells Angels on Wheels

Bike Nite

Friday, May 25th

And now, we ride.
Our May Fourth Friday Flix is a double dose, brought to you by the MOB of Humboldt–first featuring I RIDE, the documentary about the award-winning Fryed Brothers Band, who have carved out a reputation as the best biker band in the world. Their energetic brand of American roots music is an irresistible stew of country, blues, swing, boogie-woogie, and good old roadhouse rock and roll.
This screening will feature a SPECIAL APPEARANCE by Harry Fryed himself, available for a meet-and-greet before the show, and a live Q&A on stage.
Next, a rare screening of the 1967 biker movie classic HELLS ANGELS ON WHEELS, starring a young Jack Nicholson as a gas-station attendant with a bad attitude who finds life more exciting after he is allowed to hang out with a chapter of the Hells Angels outlaw motorcycle club.

Doors Open: 6:15
I RIDE showtime at 7:00
HELL’S ANGEL ON WHEELS: 9:00

Cocktails, beer, and wine available, as well as soft drinks, popcorn and concessions.
Admission is $8.00
Includes both features. This is a 21 and over event.

Fourth Friday Flix: “They Live”

They Live, directed by John Crpenter

 This Friday

John Carpenter’s “They Live”
April 27th 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Another terrifying live installment of Horror Theater, produced by Robo-Cat Productions, and hosted by the inimitable The Great Razooly!
Cocktails available in the lobby, for your nerves.

Tickets are $5.00 all ages.
Doors open at 7:00 PM

4th Friday Flix