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