Sunday, September 18, 2016

Minor Affair

Posted By on Sun, Sep 18, 2016 at 10:00 AM

click to enlarge The crowd beneath the lit marquee at the Minor's reopening. - MARK MCKENNA
  • Mark McKenna
  • The crowd beneath the lit marquee at the Minor's reopening.

On Friday night, after a furious round of renovations, the Minor Theatre opened again in Arcata with a black-tie celebration and a night of local independent films. After a decade of corporate ownership, the movie house is in the hands of Josh Neff and partner Merrick McKinlay, who promise a steady schedule of independent, foreign and mainstream movies alike. The theater, first completed in 1914, is the oldest surviving multi-reel feature film theater in the U.S. And now you can get a beer there. Photographer Mark McKenna was cruising the lobby and photographing the swells in their finery. Put your tux on and enjoy his slideshow of the festivities.
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Minor Theatre Opening
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Minor Theatre Opening


By Jennifer Fumiko Cahill and Mark McKenna

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