Upcoming Events

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NorCal Oasis presents the First Annual
Sept. 20, 2014 | Doors 7:30 PM | Event 8:00

Join NorCal Oasis at their first annual Adult (18+) Talent Show fundraiser, featuring local acts from Humboldt County performing delights one must see to believe! Eager contestants will compete for a cash prize and the coveted title of "Most Talented in Humboldt County" while the audience cheers them on. A distinguished panel of celebrity judges will cast their vote for the cham-peen! Wine, beer, and snacks for sale to benefit the restoration of the Eureka Theater, plus tables with other fantastic finds. And as if that weren’t enough, there will be games, prizes, giveaways, AND drawings! VIP tickets (front 3 rows, limited availability) are $25 in advance ($30 at the door). General seating tickets are $15 in advance ($20 at the door). Buy them here and save! Support two great local nonprofits, and have a blast to boot—everyone wins! Well...almost everyone.

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Gale King - State Farm Insurance presents
Fourth Friday Flix: DOUBLE INDEMNITY

September 26, 2014
Doors 7:00 PM | Movie 7:30 PM

Opening scene of this nearly perfect film noir: "Office memorandum. Walter Neff to Barton Keyes, Claims Manager, Los Angeles, July 16, 1938. Dear Keyes: I suppose you'll call this a confession when you hear it. Well, I don't like the word 'confession.' I just want to set you right about something you couldn't see because it was smack up against your nose. You think you're such a hot potato as a Claims Manager; such a wolf on a phony claim. Maybe you are. But let's take a look at that Dietrichson claim, Accident and Double Indemnity. You were pretty good in there for a while, Keyes. You said it wasn't an accident. Check. You said it wasn't suicide. Check. You said it was murder. Check. You thought you had it cold, didn't you? All wrapped up in tissue paper with pink ribbons around it. It was perfect - except it wasn't, because you made one mistake. Just one little mistake. When it came to picking the killer, you picked the wrong guy. You want to know who killed Dietrichson? Hold tight to that cheap cigar of yours, Keyes. I killed Dietrichson - me, Walter Neff, insurance salesman, 35 years old, unmarried, no visible scars... (He glances down at his bullet wound.) - until a while ago, that is. Yes, I killed him. I killed him for money and for a woman. I didn't get the money and I didn't get the woman. Pretty, isn't it?"

If that doesn't hook you, how about this: Directed by Billy Wilder. Screenplay by Raymond Chandler. You'll never watch My Three Sons or The Big Valley the same way again.
1944 | 107 min. | Admission $5.00

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Arts Alive! Eureka
Humboldt History in Motion - presented by the Humboldt County Historical Society and Humboldt State University Library
October 4, 2014 | 6:00-9:00 PM

You are invited to a free evening of local history in action. Join us for this free screening of newly digitized historic films depicting North Coast life from daily small town doings from the 1930s to the 1950s to major events, including the dedication of Redwood National Park, a film of the 1964 flood damage with narration, and live footage of the 1992 Cape Mendocino earthquake. Take a step back in time at the Eureka Theater to celebrate Humboldt History on the big screen, while enjoying your favorite concessions, including popcorn, soda, candy, jerky, coffee, and local beer.

Above: A still from one of the candid films made by Bernie Bush, Sr., a Garberville pharmacist and amateur filmmaker, who took many films during the 1930s through the 1950s, which were donated to the Humboldt County Historical Society by his son, Bernie Bush, Jr., and have been newly digitized.

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Redwood Electronics presents
Fourth Friday Flix:

October 24, 2014
Doors 7:00 PM | Movie 7:30 PM

SEE four teenagers fight a devil cult! SEE the ring that enslaves and destroys! SEE the symbol that defies the hosts of Hell! SEE the unleashed power of the 1000 year old book! SEE the ultra-low budget horror film made by a group of young movie enthusiasts, including Dennis Muren (Star Wars, Terminator 2, Jurassic Park), who would go on to win 9 visual effects Oscars in his career (so far). Part fever dream, part grindhouse schlock, part Evil Dead ancestor, and part love letter to Ray Harryhausen, EQUINOX is a strangely charming labor of love. A labor of love featuring demonic park rangers, creepy old guys in caves, and stop-motion monsters spawned from Hell itself. Enjoy.

1970 | 80 min. | Admission $5.00

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Arts Alive! Eureka
November 1, 2014 | 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.

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