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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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Bad Cinema Weekend -
Two nights. Four terrible movies.
October 17-18, 2014
Doors 6:30 PM | Showtime 7:00

You think you know what Bad Cinema is. You think it was that summer movie starring [that actor/actress you sometimes like] but ended up being boring/stupid/not worth your time and $10. You are wrong. You will forget that summer movie within weeks, if not days. Bad Cinema is with you the rest of your life. Bad Cinema is compelling, like eye surgery on TV. Bad Cinema stars no one you've ever heard of, and costs less to make than your last kitchen remodel. Yet you cannot turn away, and you will find yourself watching Bad Cinema over and over again. Bad Cinema endures. Like herpes.

The Eureka Theater--along with our generous sponsors CityBarberShop, Little Shop of Hers, L & M Photography, and Cool 105.5--is deeply ashamed to present the first-ever Bad Cinema Weekend. Two nights. Four terrible movies. Friday's double feature kicks off with Edward D. Wood, Jr.'s magnum opus, PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE, and continues with the modern masterpiece BIRDEMIC: SHOCK AND TERROR, written and directed by James Nguyen (Master of Romantic Thrillers™). The delicious wretchedness continues Saturday with the baffling ROBOT MONSTER (in glorious 2-D!), and concludes with the Eureka big-screen debut of Mystery Science Theater 3000--cleanse your Bad Cinema palate with Joel & the 'bots riffing on the sublimely rancid 1960s caveman musical romance Eegah! Suffice it to say you'll be thankful for our full bar. 

Single admission $5.00 each night



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Redwood Electronics presents
Fourth Friday Flix:
 EQUINOX

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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