Cinema

Friday, August 27, 2021

The Humboldt-Del Norte Film Commission Launches Movie App

Posted By on Fri, Aug 27, 2021 at 2:06 PM

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Here’s something you can do while everything’s canceled, postponed or shut down due to the rise in COVID cases in the area: The Humboldt-DelNorte Film Commission just announced the launch of its Map of the Movies mobile app. The app is based on a printed map brochure of filming locations from the past century in Humboldt and Del Norte counties. And you can enjoy it in a socially distant, outdoorsy way.

Our area has played host to a number of well-known and not so well known films: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, After Earth, A Wrinkle in Time, Lost World: Jurassic Park and others. Armed with the Map of the Movies app, film lovers can venture out to discover local spots where movie magic was made.


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Thursday, July 29, 2021

KMUD Summer Movie Night

Posted By on Thu, Jul 29, 2021 at 1:00 AM

A SPARK IN NOTHING, OFFICIAL THEATRICAL TRAILER
  • A Spark In Nothing, Official Theatrical Trailer
An outdoor movie night under the stars awaits you in Redway at the KMUD Summer Movie Night, Friday, July 30 at 6 p.m. Bring a blanket and lawn chair and enjoy family-friendly silent short films by Charlie Chaplin before the feature film, A Spark in Nothing, by local filmmaker Griffin Lock. Lock will host a Q and A following the screening. While you're there, bid on the silent auction and enjoy a dinner of Buffalo wings, baked potatoes, salads, popcorn and treats, plus non-alcoholic spritzers, blended drinks and beer. 
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Friday, July 23, 2021

Drive-in Movie Fun at Redwood Acres

Posted By on Fri, Jul 23, 2021 at 6:00 AM

THE MAJESTIC
  • The Majestic
Big Picture Movies presents The Majestic (2001) on Saturday, July 24 at 9 p.m. (gates at 7:45 p.m.) in the big lot across from Redwood Acres Fairgrounds. Filmed in Ferndale and other local spots, the Jim Carey/Martin Landau historical drama/romance is a sweet story about mistaken identity in a small town in 1951. There are plenty of local landmarks to captivate you but the film itself does a pretty good job of that on its own. The show starts at sundown with audio on FM radio. Please note all screenings are weather dependent and could be postponed due to rain or high winds. Get tickets online at www.bigpicturemovies.com.
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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Godzilla vs. Monster Zero at the ATL

Posted By on Tue, Jun 15, 2021 at 6:00 AM

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Go! Go! Go! to the Arcata Theatre Lounge on Wednesday, June 16 for the return of Sci Fi Night with Godzilla vs. Monster Zero (1965) at 6 p.m. ($5). Watch all the kaiju action on the big screen in your best rubber monster suit (cosplay encouraged). Masks required unless actively eating or drinking or burning down Tokyo with your atomic breath. Get tickets for this all-ages event online at www.arcatatheatre.com.
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Friday, February 5, 2021

Drive-in Movies at Redwood Acres

Posted By on Fri, Feb 5, 2021 at 8:00 AM

Pixar's UP
  • Pixar's UP
Oh, the nostalgia of drive-in movies. We love them — even in winter — and Big Picture Movies has a couple of feel-good family movies playing this weekend on the giant HD screen out at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds. Bundle up the snacks, blankets and kids and join Marty, Doc and the DeLorean and all your favorites in Back to the Future, playing Friday, Feb. 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. Then on Saturday, Feb. 6, laugh and cry along with Pixar’s sentimental and hilarious UP showing from 6 to 9 p.m. For everyone’s safety all cars are double spaced, and wearing a mask is required at all times when outside of your vehicle. Purchase tickets online in advance at www.bigpicturemovies.com (starting at $30).
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Friday, January 22, 2021

Rush Hour at Humboldt Bay Social Club

Posted By on Fri, Jan 22, 2021 at 6:00 AM

Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan in Rush Hour (1998)
  • Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan in Rush Hour (1998)
Pull over and park for Rush Hour, the 1998 buddy-cop flick starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. Watch it from the socially distant comfort of your car when Community Drive-in Cinemas present the fun Saturday, Jan. 23 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at Humboldt Bay Social Club, where there’ll be an outdoor bar and lounge with drinks and food available. Only 50 spots are available so don’t wait to get your ticket at www.communitydriveincinemas.com. $25.
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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

'Confession' Hits Amazon Prime with Local Talent and Scenery

Posted By on Wed, Dec 16, 2020 at 7:16 PM

The Humboldt-Del Norte Film Commission has good news for those of us who've burned through our streaming queues: Humboldt artist and author Daniel Niyiri's thriller Confession is now available to stream on Amazon Prime. The drama centers on a forensic psychiatrist's evaluation of a captured murderer who claims to be a demon. Check out the preview below for a sample of the spooky film.

Gary C. Stillman as Det. Jared Lamb and Gavin Lyall as suspect Dean McCallum. - CONFESSION
  • Confession
  • Gary C. Stillman as Det. Jared Lamb and Gavin Lyall as suspect Dean McCallum.

Nyiri is joined on the project by cinematographer Matt St. Charles, whose commercial work for Wildberries Market, Sole Savers and the Minor Theater you've likely seen. The movie is edited by Humboldt State University grad Cole Saxton, whose resume includes feature films, documentaries, music videos and television ads.

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Saturday, October 3, 2020

Action! (With Some Distance)

Posted By on Sat, Oct 3, 2020 at 6:25 PM

The city of Eureka posted on its Facebook page that sections of Sequoia Park and its trails will be closed on Saturday, Oct. 3 and Tuesday, Oct. 6, when one of two film crews — it's not stated which — will be shooting at the location. The Humboldt-Del Norte Film Commission had previously announced Humboldt would be hosting a couple of crews and that they would be following COVID-19 safety protocols, including working in pods, isolated from the community. Read more about it here
The crew of "A Wrinkle in Time" filming at Sequoia Park in 2016. - FILE
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  • The crew of "A Wrinkle in Time" filming at Sequoia Park in 2016.
One of the films being shot locally is Afterward, based on the true local story of the Quigley family, whose 9-year-old daughter, Nicole, was killed in an accident caused by street racing in 2008 on State Route 299. It stars Terence Howard, Aaron Eckhart and George Lopez.


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Friday, July 10, 2020

Mill Creek Theater Closes, Arcata Theater Lounge Opens

Posted By on Fri, Jul 10, 2020 at 9:24 AM

Last week, in accordance with county reopening steps, Coming Attractions Theaters announced it was opening its doors at its Broadway and Mill Creek locations, while Arcata Theater Lounge's website declared it would remain closed. A week later, Mill Creek has shuttered and the ATL is showing vintage sci-fi and animated features.

According to James Sandberg of Coming Attractions, the Mill Creek theater will not be showing films due to low attendance. Its opening over July 4 weekend simply didn't draw enough of an audience for, among other options, Bloodshot, The Hunt and Goonies.
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  • Arcata Theatre Lounge.
Despite a confusing notice on the website that's since been updated, the Arcata Theatre Lounge had reopened for movie nights that first weekend. Co-owner Joe Ostini says he and partner Timmothy Overturf could have started serving food and drink when restaurants reopened, but decided, "It wasn't monetarily smart to reopen at the beginning because of everything we needed to have done." Instead, they waited until movie theaters were approved to open and opened their doors to an audience of around 40 for a sci-fi night on July 1.

The ATL website lists safety measures, including masking, temperature checks, limited and assigned seating for a maximum of 100 people. It also states the theater has the right to refuse anyone not following the rules. Ostini says so far that hasn't been necessary. 
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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Culture Cancel: COVID-19 Nixes Local Events

Posted By on Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 5:42 PM

The old theater adage is that the show must go on. But this time it may have to go on a bit later. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and California Department of Public Health recommendations on social distancing to slow and reduce the spread of the virus, events are canceling left and right.
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North Coast Repertory Theatre has postponed this weekend's Hamlet opening along with the rest of its season and Redwood Curtain Theatre has canceled the final three shows of Bloomsday Thursday through Saturday. The Eureka Theater, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Humboldt State University Center Activities, Humboldt Brews and Arts! Arcata have all canceled events through the end of March.

The Journal will be updating its online event calendar as information comes in. If you're an event organizer, email calendar@northcoastjournal.com to let us know about any changes in plans.
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