Strangebrew Beerfest 11

Strangebrew 2018

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
Tickets $35

Live music and classic cover contest courtesy of:
KWPT the Point
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!

Double Indemnity (1944)

Double Indemnity film noirFriday Night Noir
November 16th

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:

Shaw & Petersen Insurance Inc.

(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

Robo-Cat’s Horror Theater Presents:
The Last Man On Earth (1964)

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!

Sponsored by:

$5.00 at the door!
Doors Open 7:00 | Show 7:30

Leftovers
Seniors Struggling with Hunger

Leftovers, senior food insecurity

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 hmchugh@foodforpeople.org.

Doors open: 2:30 | Film  3:00 (concession stands will be open)
Free
Sponsored by:

Out of the Past (1947)

Out of the Past 1947 Robert Mitchum and Jane GreerSecond Friday Noir

This Friday October 12th

On the second Friday of every month, come to the Eureka Theater and take comfort in watching men & women in great hats make far worse life choices than your own. Complete the evening with a cocktail from our full bar. Vintage outfits optional, but encouraged–hey, why should they be the only ones to look like a million bucks?

Featuring an ex-private eye (Robert Mitchum) who can’t seem to escape his past, an elegant flashback structure, a doomed hero, a venal gangster (Kirk Douglas) and—of course—Jane Greer playing a femme as fatale as any in cinema, it’s shot by Nicholas Musuraca as if “black is the new black” and boasts an endless stream of quotable, hardboiled dialogue (“Build my gallows high, baby”). Director Jacques Tourneur brings B-movie style and soul to an “A” picture and delivers, perhaps, the archetypal film noir that – like its anti-heroine – is beautiful, seductive and “a little cold around the heart.”

1947 | 97 min.
$5.00 all ages
All proceeds benefit the continuing restoration of the Eureka Theater
Doors open 7:30 | Showtime at 8:00 PM.

Mad Max and Apocalyptic Technologies: Lecture & Movie

Mad Max 2 nd Apocalyptic TechnologiesThursday, September 20

7:30 – 10:30 PM

The Eureka Theater presents an evening of “Science on Screen,” in which we pair screenings of classic, cult, science fiction, and documentary films with lively presentations by experts from the world of science and technology.

“Mad Max and Apocalyptic Technologies” will begin with HSU lecturer Lonny Grafman, who will discuss sustainable technologies and the real-world science of how to survive–or maybe even prevent–an apocalypse. This lecture will be followed by a screening of the groundbreaking cult classic Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981).

Directed by George Miller, The Road Warrior continues the story of Max (Mel Gibson), a loner in a dystopian wasteland where survival relies on scavenging and killing for Earth’s scarce resources. When he stumbles upon a small community in trouble, Max agrees to help them. But he’s just there for the gasoline.

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.

$5—Doors open at 7:00 | Lecture 7:30 | Movie 8:30.

Monstro Fest-o-Rama: Kaiju-palooza! 怪獣

Monstro Fest-o-Rama: Kaiju-palooza!

Friday–Sunday October 5–7

Kaijū (怪獣 kaijū) (from Japanese “strange beast”): a Japanese film genre that features giant monsters, usually attacking major cities and engaging the military and other monsters in battle. Three days, eight city-stompin’ bystander-chompin’ kaiju movies!

FRIDAY: The Eureka Theater’s 3-day Kaiju-palooza begins with the two granddaddies of them all, KING KONG (1933) and GODZILLA (aka GOJIRA) (1954)! Both are touching stories of small-island monsters who come to the big city and reach the top. From Skull Island to the Empire State Building, from Odo Island to Tokyo Tower, these two overachievers set the tone for decades of city-stompin’ mayhem.

Note: we will be screening the original Japanese version of GODZILLA, subtitled in English.

Doors open at 6:30, showtime at 7:00 for King Kong, approximately 9:00 for Godzilla. Tickets for the double feature are $10 all ages. Three-day festival passes (good for all 8 movies) also available at the door for $30.

SATURDAY: Kaiju-palooza continues with a monster-sized quadruple-feature, showcasing 55 years of Toho Studios’ monster mayhem.

MOTHRA (1961): Not gonna lie, folks, this one gets weird. Kaiju isn’t all about the big lizard–sometimes it involves miniature twin women, vampire plants, unscrupulous entertainment promoters, and the soul-obliterating terror that can only come from, um, a giant moth. Dubbed in English.

GODZILLA, MOTHRA, AND KING GHIDORAH: GIANT MONSTERS ALL-OUT ATTACK (2001): You want monsters? We’ll show ya monsters. GMKG has the big title three duking it out in, well, an all-out attack. Monster Baragon rounds out the cast. Dubbed in English.

GODZILLA 2000: No, this is not, repeat NOT the Matthew Broderick American abomination. It is 100% Japanese goodness. Well, except for the English dubbing, which frankly is what elevates this movie to greatness. Sharp-eared pop culture fans will recognize references from Dr. Strangelove to Superman.

SHIN GODZILLA (2016): a brilliant reboot of the Godzilla franchise. As Hiroshima and Nagasaki pervaded the original 1954 film, the Fukushima disaster pervades this latest Toho offering, darker and more serious in tone than any of its predecessors. But never fear, kaiju fans–there is plenty of awesome Godzilla mayhem. Japanese audio, subtitled in English.

Doors open Saturday at 1:30, showtimes at 2:00, 4:00, 6:00 and 8:00 PM, respectively. Tickets for the Saturday quadruple feature are $20 all ages (half-day tickets available for $10). Three-day festival passes (good for all 8 movies) also available at the door for $30.

SUNDAY: Kaiju-palooza concludes with two worthy American kaiju offerings: 2008’s CLOVERFIELD, a found-footage modern classic from producer J. J. Abrams; and 2013’s PACIFIC RIM, which contains 70% more awesome than leading brands. Ron Perlman as a kaiju-organ black marketeer, direction by Guillermo del Toro, plus giant monsters from an interdimensional hell–seriously, what more do you want? Idris Elba, you say? Done.

Doors open Sunday at 1:30, showtime at 2:00 for Cloverfield, 4:00 for Pacific Rim. Tickets for the double feature are $10 all ages.

Cruz’n Eureka presents: The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brotehrs

Friday, September 7

The Eureka Theater is proud to partner with the 25th 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 The Blues Brothers on the big Eureka Theater screen!

Car crashes, Carrie Fisher wielding bazookas, flame-throwers, bombs, and machine guns, Illinois Nazis and rowdy country music,  musical numbers by Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Cab Calloway, and James Brown.

All proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods and the continuing restoration of the Eureka Theater.

1980 | 133 min. | Rated R

Doors open 6:30 | showtime 7:30

PBS “Great American Read” Premiere

PBS Great American Read

Tuesday, September 11

6:00 – 8:00 PM

PBS North Coast and the Eureka Theater are proud to present this free sneak preview screening of the first Great American Read series episode “Who Am I?” The show explores the ways that American’s best-loved novels answer that question. From life lessons to spiritual journeys, books help us understand our identities. Come and tell us why you love to read – plus we’ll be raffling off prizes – the raffle tickets are free! Doors open at 6 if you want to share your love of reading with Katie Whiteside.

Showtime: 7:00 pm
Have you voted for your favorite yet?