Science on Screen:
Tank Girl (1995) and Apocalyptic Technologies

Thursday, February 21st

“Science on Screen” returns in February, featuring the bonkers-in-a-good-way Tank Girl (1995) and lecturer Lonny Grafman. This event will pair popular cinema with the real-science of how to survive, or maybe even prevent, an apocalypse.

The year is 2033 and the world is a desert. An evil corporation not only holds rights to all the planet’s water supply but acts as government. Rebel girls Tank Girl, Jet Girl, and Sub Girl join the Rebel Rippers to overthrow Water & Power Corporation’s corrupt regime.

Lonny Grafman is an Instructor of Environmental Resources Engineering and Appropriate Technology at Humboldt State University, Founder and President of the Appropedia Foundation, and the Advisor for the epi-apocalyptic city art projects, Waterpod, Flock House, and WetLand.

Lonny has led teams all over the world assisting communities with sustainability projects including the use of solar power to improve cookstoves, micro-hydro power, rainwater catchment, and constructing plastic bottle schoolrooms. He believes the most vital component to sustainability is community.

Tickets are $5 all ages
Doors and bars open 6:30 | Lecture 7:00 | Movie 8:00

Fourth Friday Flix: Dirty Dancing (1987)

Dirty DancingFriday, February 22

Sheltered girl meets a bad boy from the wrong side of the Catskills resort and is pulled into a whirlwind of romance and dance montages culminating in the annual end-of-season show. Who hasn’t been there? Revisit the 1987 version of 1963 with a pompadoured Patrick Swayze as Johnny Castle, rolling up his short sleeves to teach Baby Houseman (Jennifer Grey) to mambo and cha-cha. Swivel like Swayze to the iconic soundtrack that zigzags between decades and launched a thousand awkward proms. Can these two crazy kids from different worlds make it work? Will her dad (Jerry Orbach!) find out? Will they ever perfect that lift? And who puts Baby in the corner? Nobody.

Generously sponsored by:
Little Shop of Hers

Doors open 7:00 | Showtime 7:30
Tickets $5.00

2019 Red Carpet Gala Oscar Viewing Party

Sunday, February 24Gala Oscar Party 2019

Watch the Oscars in style at the 6th annual Red Carpet Gala.
Get glammed up, and show your support for the Humboldt-Del Norte Film Commission and the restoration of the historic Eureka Theater by attending Humboldt’s best Oscar party.

Doors open at 4:30 —walk the red carpet into the Streamline Moderne lobby of the Eureka Theater. In the lobby, guests can schmooze with fellow movie fans, sample hors d’oeuvres, and order fabulous cocktails and champagne from the no-host bars, while enjoying music by musician Michael Dayvid.

ABC’s live telecast of the 91st Annual Academy Awards will begin at 5:00, projected on the big screen in the Eureka Theater auditorium. Pesky commercials will be replaced with the Film Commission’s local Film-Friendly awards, videos, and music by RLA Trio.

Compete and win prizes in the Best Dressed Contest and pick the winners in our Oscar Winner Contest.

Generously sponsored by:
Redwood Region Economic Development Commission

Fly Humboldt

Advance tickets are $25 | at door $30
available at Annex 39 Antiques, next door to the Eureka Theater or online at Brown Paper Tickets.

VIP tables available for $275 (table seating six) and $325 (table seating eight).
Tables include tickets, priority entry, 2 bottles of champagne, plated appetizers, and table service. Tables are limited.

Going Places (1938)
Eureka Theater’s 80th Birthday

Going Places newspaper ad 1939Come celebrate our 80th birthday with a one-time-only 35mm screening of the first movie ever shown at the Eureka Theater.

Saturday March 2nd

Going Places, a 1938 American musical comedy film in which Dick Powell plays a sporting goods salesman who is forced to pose as a famous horseman as part of his scheme to boost sales and gets entangled in his lies. The song “Jeepers Creepers,” is premiered in this movie by Louis Armstrong, who sings it to a horse.

The 35mm film print shown for this event is on loan by special arrangement by the Library of Congress.

Doors open at 7:00 | Showtime 7:30

1939 Triple Feature!

Triple feature at 1939 prices

The Eureka Theater’s 80th birthday celebration continues with a triple feature from 1939, arguably the greatest year in movie history.

Sunday, March 3rd

Doors open 2:00

2:30: follow Dorothy and friends down the yellow brick road and see the Wizard of Oz as it was meant to be seen–on the big screen.

5:00: it’s Destry Rides Again the charming comedy-western starring James Stewart and Marlene Dietrich. When a tough western town needs taming, the mild-mannered son of a hard-nosed sheriff gets the job.

7:00: The Marx Brothers are At the Circus, trying to save the circus for its young owner by getting a performance at a high-society party. A highlight is Groucho’s classic rendition of “Lydia the Tattooed Lady.”

And of course, plenty of cartoons and shorts to fill in the gaps.

Admission original 1939 prices:
Thirty-five cents for adults
ten cents for kids 12 and under
No advance tickets

Beer, wine, and cocktails will be sold beginning at 4:30 (over 21, ID required)
2:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Friday Night Noir: The Killers (1946)

The Killers (1946)If you’ve ever wondered what’s the big deal about Ava Gardner, and how could she manage to leave a trail of broken lovers in her wake, THE KILLERS will answer that question for you.

Friday, March 8th

A critical and commercial smash featuring Burt Lancaster’s screen debut as Swede, a man running from his past who’s too tired to run anymore.

In an unnamed rural town, Swede lives an unassuming life working at a service station and keeping to himself. Through a series of flashbacks, however, we get extended glimpses into his prior life as a professional boxer mixed up with several shady characters, including crime boss “Big Jim” Colfax (Albert Dekker) and enchanting vixen Kitty Collins (Ava Gardner).

Swede and Big Jim go in on a robbery, but in the dark world of Film Noir, double-crossing is expected at every juncture, plans go awry, and fates are sealed.

Based on the short story by Ernest Hemingway.

(1946 / b&w / 103 min.)

Doors open 7:00 | Showtime 7:30
$5.00.

Sunset Blvd. (1950)

Billy Wilder's Sunset Blvd. (1959)

Friday Night Noir
January 11th

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

Science on Screen:
Avengers Infinity War & Marvelous Nanoscience

Thursday, January 17

Science on Screen is back! The historic Eureka Theater will host a “Science on Screen” series January through June in 2019, pairing feature films with experts in the fields of science, tech, engineering, and mathematics. This is made possible thanks to a grant from The Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

“Marvel-ous Nanoscience” will begin with HSU lecturer Frank Cappuccio.
Lecture will be followed by screening of the Marvel Cinematic Universe epic, “Avengers: Infinity War.”

Tickets $5.
Doors open 6:30 | Lecture 7:00, | Movie  8:00

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
Across the 8th Dimension

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

Friday, January 25

Describing the appeal of this quirky-but-awesome sleeper from 1984 is like Louis Armstrong being asked to define Swing: “Man, if you have to ask, you’ll never know.”

Briefly, Buckaroo Banzai is the brilliant neurosurgeon / particle physicist/test pilot/rock star/comic-book-hero who, along with his crack team, the hard-rocking Hong Kong Cavaliers, seeks to defeat an interdimensional invasion from the evil Red Lectroids from Planet 10. You know, just trust us. It’s awesome.

Starring Peter Weller, Jeff Goldblum, Ellen Barkin, John Lithgow, Christopher Lloyd, Clancy Brown, Carl Lumbly, and Billy Vera.

Generously sponsored by Yoyodyne Propulsion Systems.
All proceeds benefit the continuing restoration of the Eureka Theater.

Doors open 7:00 | Showtime 7:30
$5.00 all ages

Laura (1944)

Friday Night Noir: Laura (1944)Friday Night NoirFebruary 8

Detective Mark McPherson (Dana Andrews) investigates the murder of the beautiful, young advertising executive Laura Hunt (Gene Tierney), who was found shot in the face in her apartment.

Through McPherson’s investigative interviewing with the likes of popular columnist Waldo Lydecker (Clifton Webb), on whose coattail Laura appears to ride in her professional and social rise, and her fiancé Shelby Carpenter (Vincent Price), a playboy socialite, he pieces together her story.

Slowly his intrigue turns to a peculiar infatuation, if not a love for a woman he has never met.

(1944 / b&w / 88 min.)

Doors open 7:00 | Showtime 7:30
Tickets $5.00 all ages