Arts Alive! Eureka
August 2, 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.
The North Coast Journal presents
BEST IN SHOW movie & party!
August 7, 2014
Doors 6:00 PM | Movie 7:00 PM
Wait for it… Celebrate the North Coast Journal's Best of Humboldt 2014 issue with cocktails, nibbles and a screening of BEST IN SHOW at the Eureka Theater on Thursday, August 7 at 6 p.m. Tickets for the movie are $5 and the film, with all its deadpan dog show hilarity, rolls at 7 p.m. Sorry, no actual dogs. The cult mockumentary showcases the handlers and owners of prize pooches at the Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show. Parker Posey, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Bob Balaban, Jane Lynch and John Michael Higgins all wear their crazy on their sleeves in this painfully smart and funny ensemble film written and directed by the master of the genre, Christopher Guest (This Is Spinal Tap).
2000 | 90 min. | PG-13 | Admission $5.00
Fourth Friday Flix:
WOODSTOCK: 3 Days of Peace and Music
August 22, 2014
Doors 6:30 PM | Movie 7:00 PM
They say if you remember the Sixties, you weren't really there. Well, now you don't have to! Celebrate the 45th anniversary of The Woodstock Music and Art Fair, held at Max Yasgur’s dairy farm in the rural town of Bethel, New York on a sometimes rain-soaked weekend from August 15 to August 18, 1969. Half a million people of all colors, shapes, sizes, ages and sexes came by car, by truck, a few even by helicopter, but the majority walked to what turned out to be the most famous festival in history, an event that was hailed by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the “50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock ‘n’ Roll.” Thirty-two legendary musical acts appeared which included Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, Joan Baez, Santana, The Who, Janis Joplin, and many more. Winner of the Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature.
1970 | 225 min. | Admission $5.00
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