Happy Birthday Eureka Theater!
76th Anniversary 1939 movie marathon
March 7, 2015 | 1:00-9:30 PM
We turn 76 years old this March, and we're marking the occasion with a 1939 classic movie marathon! Join us for nearly 9 hours of classic films from 1939, arguably the greatest year in movie history. The fun begins at 1:00 PM (doors open at 12:30)--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.
At 3:00 PM, sigh and be reminded why congress only has a 16% approval rating--they're not all Jimmy Stewart in MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON. Director Frank Capra just might have been onto something when he produced a movie condemned by the Washington press, the U.S. Congress, Mussolini, Stalin, Franco, and Hitler--and garnered 11 Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, but ultimately losing (as nearly everyone did that year) to...
...the one, the only GONE WITH THE WIND at 5:30 PM. Yes, it definitely has its cringe-inducing moments--folks just weren't as enlightened 76 years ago. But there's no resisting its gorgeous Technicolor photography, swelling Max Steiner score and the passionate, turbulent love story between Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) and Rhett Butler (Clark Gable). Admission is at 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 5:00 PM. For more information, contact us at 442-2970 or at email@example.com.
Redwood Coast Music Festivals presents
Fourth (well, actually Third) Friday Flix:
ACROSS THE UNIVERSE (2007)
March 20, 2015
Doors 7:00 PM | Movie showtime 7:30 PM
Consider this the warm-up before next week's Redwood Coast Music Festival--the deliriously joyous, heartbreakingly sad audiovisual feast that is Julie Taymor's ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, featuring wall-to-wall Beatles songs. The late Roger Ebert called it "a bold, beautiful, visually enchanting musical where we walk into the theater humming the songs . . . an audacious marriage of cutting-edge visual techniques, heart-warming performances, 1960s history and the Beatles songbook. Sounds like a concept that might be behind its time, but I believe in yesterday." There are lots of reasons to see it, but we'd be lying if co-star Dana Fuchs (as the very sexy Sadie) wasn't near the top of that list. And, as our good luck would have it, Ms. Fuchs will be performing LIVE during Friday Night Blues Night at the Eureka Theater on March 27th!
Blu-ray, Color, 133 min. | Rated: PG-13
25th Annual Redwood Coast Music Festival
March 26 - 29, 2015
Friday Night Blues Night
March 27, 2015 | 4:30-11:30 PM | Doors 4:00 PM
Four fun-filled days of Traditional Jazz, Blues, swing, zydeco and more, happening all over town with food, beverages and nonstop fun everywhere! The big event at the Eureka Theater is the Friday Night Blues Show, featuring headliners Curtis Salgado (five-time Blues Music Awards winner) and Dana Fuchs (Sadie in the 2007 Beatles-based musical Across the Universe), along with Dave Bennett & the Memphis Boys, and Tom Rigney & Flambeau. Entry with festival wristband/badge or you can purchase a $30 Blues Night Ticket at RCMF outlets, RCMF online store or at the door. Complete schedule of events here. For more details, visit www.redwoodjazz.org.
Arts Alive! Eureka
April 4, 2015 | 6:00-9:00 PM
On the first Saturday of every month, when you’re out and about enjoying Humboldt County’s largest monthly cultural and arts event, stop by the Eureka Theater for some free big-screen fun—cartoons, shorts, even classic films! Our concession stand offers candy, snacks, soft drinks, beer & wine (if you’re over 21)…and free popcorn! Whether it’s for a few minutes or the whole evening, come in and experience one of Eureka's greatest works of art: the beautiful Eureka Theater itself.