Friday Night Noir
A screenwriter is hired to rework a faded silent film star’s script, only to find himself developing a dangerous relationship.
William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim
Directed by Billy Wilder
Doors open 7:00 | Showtime 7:30
$5.00 all ages
Finished fighting the Black Friday shopping crowds, or just wanting to avoid the nightmare altogether? Desperate to get out of the house after an entire day centered around the gastronomic preparation of Meleagris gallopavo? Missing Halloween, but also can’t wait for Christmas?
Friday November 23rd
What better way to mark the midway point between your two favorite holidays than with the movie that embraces them both? Tim Burton’s classic The Nightmare Before Christmas returns for a one-night-only screening, scheduled early to get you home in time for yummy Turkey Day leftovers.
Tickets $5.00 all ages
Doors open 4:00 | Showtime 4:30
Dell’Arte Annual Holiday Show
8 December 7:30
Adapted by Dell’Arte from Jules Verne
Dell’Arte International’s annual holiday show tour, now in its 38th year, ushers in the festive season with an adaptation of the timeless tale of friendship, adventure, and attempting the impossible. Keeping with tradition, admissions for most performances are free thanks to the generous support of local schools, the California Arts Council, Pierson Building Center, Coast Central Credit Union, Stephany Joy of Re/Max Humboldt Realty, Almquist Lumber; as well as, The James Irvine Foundation. The audience is asked to contribute non-perishable food items, which the cast collects and donates to local food banks in collaboration with local non-profit, Food for People.
How big is the world? Or should we ask, how small? In a time before the airplane, Phileas Fogg and his right-hand man set out to prove it’s possible to travel around the world in 80 days. By train, sea, and whatever forms of travel they can find, their adventures reveal the richness of new places and diverse peoples. But the race against time is a hard one to win, and the two travelers will need all the help they can get along the way. Will they make their journey in time, or will they fail in their attempt?
Dell’Arte’s adaptation is directed by Producing Artistic Director Michael Fields is a robust physical storytelling created and performed by this year’s international cast. Featured are: Alfredo Romero from Mexico, Idit Kischinovsky from Israel and Melanie Schauwecker, Jesse March, Cleo DeOrio, Evan Grande, Kathryn Cesarz and Jordan Rosin from the US.
Check the Dell’Arte website for other times and venues for this epic show!
“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
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?).
Admission $5.00 all ages
Doors open 7:00 | Showtime 7:30
Welcome to the 5th annual Humboldt Burlesque Festival! Va Va Voom Burlesque Vixens are proud to bring you the best in burlesque behind the redwood curtain being held at the historic Eureka Theater. This year we have some of the best local and out of town talent ready to give you not one, but two nights of incredible burlesque performances!
Both nights will be Emcee’d by the 2017 Humboldt Burlesque Festival Princess, and Bay Area’s gender-bending glam-bear Queen Foxxy Blue Orchid!
Join us Friday night for the Mx. Humboldt Burlesque competition. Get ready to watch these amazing performers give their all in front of you and our special guest judges in the hopes of taking home the crown, and bragging rights of being crowned Mx Humboldt 2018!! With a special step down performance by our 2017 HBF Queen Egypt Blaqueknyle!
Please join us again on Saturday night for the big Showcase evening! A night full of some of the best of what burlesque has to offer. We really have a little something for everyone! Local and out of town performers will be gracing the stage all night with acts that will leave you on the edge of your seats! Featuring special performances by HBF’s 2017 Queen Egypt Blaqueknyle and our headliner Frankie Fictitious!
Friday: Doors open at 7:00 | Show begins at 8:00
Saturday Doors open at 7:00 | Show begins at 8:00
General seating is first come first serve. Get there early if you want to get a seat closer to the action!
Tickets can be purchased at Sangha Tattoo Studio, Good Relations, Annex 39, and online at Brown Paper Tickets.
Show nights are a 21+ event.
Saturday, November 10
Much like the previous 10 years, we want to encourage brewers, and their talents, to be the focal-point of our event. This is exactly what has made Strangebrew Beerfest such a success, and we all look forward to many years of giving props to the local brewers and breweries!
Check out special brews from Humboldt Cider Co., Mad River Brewing, Six Rivers Brewing, Eel River Brewing, Redwood Curtain Brewing, The Booth Brewing, Founders Brewing and the Humboldt Homebrewers.
Judging this year will remain as people’s choice.
Homebrewers will be making an appearance in the lobby. And back by popular demand!: Southside Mike will be offering up some serious BBQ just outside the theater (blocking off the sidewalk, and using the outer lobby). We will also be welcoming Sy of Humboldt Hotdogs to assist in keeping bellies full this year.
6 PM –10 PM
Live music and classic cover contest courtesy of:
We will also be celebrating the The Point’s 12th birthday! Be sure to vote for your favorite cover bands to ensure they play the night of Strangebrew!
Pretty much the gold standard of noir. Directed by Billy Wilder, adapted by Raymond Chandler from James M. Cain’s hard-boiled novel, and starring noir goddess Barbara Stanwyck as the most fatale of femmes and Fred MacMurray as the amoral sap that falls for her…in more ways than one.
Insurance salesman Walter Neff begins an affair with Phyllis Dietrichson, and the two plot to murder her husband and benefit from an accident insurance policy. The police accept the determination of the husband’s accidental death. But Walter’s best friend and boss (Edward G. Robinson) doesn’t, and suspects that Phyllis murdered her husband with the help of another man.
Generously sponsored by:
(1944 / b&w / 107 min.)
All proceeds benefit the continuing restoration of the Eureka Theater
Doors open 7:00 | Showtime at 7:30
$5.00 all ages
This Friday, October 26
The Great Razooly returns to the stage of the Eureka Theater in Robo-Cat Productions Horror Theater. This time the dastardly one presents a showing of the chilling 1964 classic Last Man On Earth starring Vincent Price.
Prizes, scares and cool retro atmosphere!
$5.00 at the door!
Doors Open 7:00 | Show 7:30
Free community film screening
Saturday Oct 20th, 3:00
1 in 6 seniors struggle with hunger in the United States. California has more hungry seniors than any other state. What policies and institutions perpetuate senior poverty, and what reforms will ensure that our elders get the healthy food they need?
In this independently produced film, photographer Seth Hancock, who rarely thought about getting old or food insecurity, until he was asked to make a documentary about senior hunger and the treatment of senior citizens in America.
Film will be followed by a community discussion with the film’s creator and local individuals sharing their experiences working to reduce senior hunger. For additional information contact Heidi McHugh, Community Education and Outreach Coordinator at Food for People at (707) 445-3166 ext. 308 or firstname.lastname@example.org.