A River’s Last Chance

A River's Last Chance (film)

January 19th

Friday 7:00 pm

Join California Trout and Pacific Rivers at a screening of “A River’s Last Chance,” a story of salmon, timber, weed, and wine along California’s mighty Eel River. Stay after the film for a Q&A with filmmakers Shane Anderson and Jason Hartwick and CalTrout’s North Coast Regional Director, Darren Mierau.

Don’t miss seeing this film as it tours California. Watch the trailer.

Tickets are $15, purchase online here. All proceeds will go toward further distribution of the film, raising awareness of the Eel River’s past and present challenges and hopes for the future.

Please print your event confirmation e-mail from California Trout and bring with you to the theater as your ticket.
Or show the e-mail on your phone there.
Doors open at 6:45 pm

Raising Arizona vs. Face/Off

Raising Arizona and Faceoff double feature

Friday, January 26

Join the Eureka Theater for the ultimate Cage match:

Raising Arizona: If ex-con Nic is your favorite Cage, buckle up for the 1987 Coen Brothers comedy Raising Arizona, in which our mercurial hero’s sleepy-eyed mugshot pose wins the heart of a police officer played by Holly Hunter. The baby bump in the road comes when they can’t conceive and decide to nab one of a set of quintuplets. Between sticking up stores for diapers, evading a Mad Max-esque baby retriever and coping with old friends who’ve recently broken out of prison, well, it ain’t Ozzie and Harriet.

Face/Off: Prefer wild-eyed, cackling Cage? Do a double take when he stars opposite John Travolta in John Woo’s over-the-top 1997 action film Face/Off. It’s both a masterpiece and totally nuts. In it, a notorious terrorist switches faces with the FBI agent on his trail. Don’t worry about how, just dig the classic Woo chases, double-fisted shootouts, Mexican stand-offs and doves. And enjoy the trippy experience of watching Travolta play Cage and Cage play Travolta, while peak ‘90s Gina Gershon and Joan Allen play their puzzled partners.

Generously sponsored by Carson Park Design.
$8.00 for both movies.
Doors open at 6:30
7:00
Raising Arizona
8:45 Face/Off

It’s a Wonderful Life (on the big screen!)

It's a Wonderful Life

Sponsored by Annex 39

Doors open at 6:30, showtime at 7:00.
Admission is $5.00 all ages.

You’ve probably only seen this great film 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?)

Pretty in Pink and Breakfast Club

Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club

Sponsored by Slice of Humboldt Pie

Post-Thanksgiving ‘80s Double Feature:

Black Friday, November 24, 2017
Doors 5:00 PM
Showtime 6:00 PM (Pretty) & 8:15 (Breakfast)

It was a simpler time, and Molly Ringwald was our queen. For one night only, the ’80s are back! Break out your skinny ties, your legwarmers, parachute pants, Members Only jackets, and lots and lots of hair product–the Eureka Theater and Slice of Humboldt Pie are proud to present a Black Friday double feature of two classics from the Ringvaldian oeuvre. It’s the Friday after Thanksgiving–show up early (doors open at 5:00) and bop to some bitchin’ ’80s tunes until showtime (movies start at 6:00). Slice of Humboldt Pie will be offering mini pumpkin and (of course) cherry pies to keep the post-Thanksgiving feast going.

Prizes, you ask? Hell, yes! Come as your favorite character from either movie OR the ’80s in general, and be eligible to win some fabulous booty (oh just stop, you know what we mean). Were you too wasted to remember your actual prom? Photo ops available to help you fill in the blanks.

Tickets are a budget-friendly $8.00 for both movies. Just do it—if not for yourself, then for the brain… and the athlete… the basket case… the princess… and the criminal inside all of us.

Pretty in Pink: 1986 | Rated PG-13 | 96 min.
The Breakfast Club: 1985 | Rated R | 97 min.

Congratulations to Duckie & Iona

There were many rad costumes and outfits at our ’80s double feature, and it was really tough to choose. But the judges have spoken, and “Duckie” & “Iona” were awarded the fabulous prizes donated by Slice of Humboldt Pie, the Eureka Theater, and The Works! A big thank you to everyone who went the extra mile and channeled that Wang Chung vibe.

Duckie and IonaDouble Feature: Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink

Dell’Arte The Snow Queen

Dell’Arte The Snow Queen
Dell’Arte International’s 37th Annual Holiday Touring Show
The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen
December 2nd 7:30

The Eureka Theater is proud to host the Dell’Arte holiday touring show once again! The Dell’Arte Company’s annual holiday show tour, now in its 37th year, ushers in the festive season with an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen, the timeless tale of a child’s spirit triumphing over impending darkness. Keeping with tradition, admission for this performance is free thanks to the generous support of local schools, Wildberries Marketplace, Stephany Joy of Re/Max Humboldt Realty, Pierson Building Center, Coast Central Credit Union and Ramone’s Bakery and Cafe. 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.

When a magical mirror shatters and two pieces fall into the heart and eye of young Kai, his friend Gerda must embark on a journey of a lifetime to set things right and eventually embrace the power within her. The Snow Queen is an enthralling holiday spectacle for the whole family and features an assortment of magical characters, which include a trio of bumbling trolls, a talking tree and a flying reindeer.

The Dell’Arte Company’s adaptation of The Snow Queen is directed by Dell’Arte’s Producing Artistic Director Michael Fields and is a bold re-telling of the classic holiday tale that comprises of original music and robust physical storytelling created and performed by this year’s international cast. Featured are: Matilda Lindström from Finland, Gaia Mencagli from Denmark and Gaby Haught, Eric Jones, Natashia Marshall, Chase Perkins, Fay Steddum and Jacob Timmons from the US.

Free Tickets will be available at Pierson’s Building Center, Wildberries Marketplace, and Coast Central Credit Union in McKinleyville.
More information can be found at dellarte.com
Phone Dell’Arte at (707) 668-5663.
Please email Tushar Mathew at tushar@dellarte.com if you require further information.

Strange Brew 10

Strange BrewNovember 11, 2017 | 5:30 PM- 10:00 PM
The most anticipated fundraising event for the Eureka Theater is back! Again, we challenge local brewers to create the strangest and most delicious concoctions for the folks of Humboldt County and beyond. This is an event to showcase their talents, and to prove that Northern California is the best when it comes to beer. Previous showings have included everything from whiskey barrel aged beer, to vegetable/fruit/herb/plant ales, to multi-yeast and bacteria fermented libations. Even beer slushies, bloody marys, shortcake and jello shots have made an appearance.

There will be delicious BBQ available from Southside Mike’s BBQ to soak up the suds, and a few other surprises in store. Advance tickets are $35 ($40 at the door), for sale online here and in person at Humboldt Cider Company in Eureka, Mad River Brewing Company in Blue Lake, Redwood Curtain Brewing in Arcata, Six Rivers Brewery in McKinleyville, Eel River Brewing Company in Fortuna, and at Annex 39 Antiques in Eureka. This is a 21+ event, so bring your I.D. and your appetite for Humboldt County’s strangest brews yet!

Best Western Plus Humboldt Bay Inn, is offering room discounts for the evening of StrangeBrew, Saturday, November 11th. Guests need to contact Humboldt Bay Inn directly at 707-443-2234 and ask for the “StrangeBrew room rate”. Free Limousine service is provided between 5:30 and 10 pm for StrangeBrew guests staying at Humboldt Bay Inn. Humboldt Bay Inn is located at 232 5th St, Eureka.

Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead

October 27th — Friday at 7:30 PM – 9 PM

Night of the Living Dead / Dawn of the Dead – double feature!

George A. Romero’s black and white original that spawned countless imitators in the zombie genre and beyond, this 1968 classic will have you locking the doors and boarding up the windows. In our opinion, slow zombies are the only zombies, and Romero is their master. Duane Jones and Judith O’Dea star, holing up in a farmhouse as the dead pop up from their graves to feast on the living.

The thing about zombies is they just keep coming. So, too, zombie movies! Stick around for Dawn of the Dead, George A. Romero’s sequel to Night of the Living Dead.

The action moves to a Philadelphia mall, where SWAT team members and TV news people scramble to fend off the hungry flesh eaters without getting bitten. It’s headshot heavy with a synth score by Goblin (seriously). When there’s no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the earth.

Tickets are $8.00 for both features. Doors open at 7:00 PM, movie begins at 7:30 PM. Beer & wine available (over 21 only, ID required)

Sponsored by Robo-Cat Productions.

Night of the Living Dead: 1968 | Not Rated | 96 min.
Dawn of the Dead: 1978 | Not Rated | 127 min.