Calendar

Sep
19
Wed
Sci-Fi Night: Phase IV (1974)
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesday, Sept. 19th

Doors at 6 PM.

FREE with minimum $5 food or beverage purchase.

Beer and Fry specials all night long!

All ages.

The best in B science fictions movies, drive-in classics, psychotronic weirdness and more!!

FREE RAFFLE!! – Admission grants you one raffle ticket for a chance to win some very cool, very strange science fiction prizes including: movie tickets, figurines, posters, books, cards, VHS movies and more for that inner science fiction enthusiast in us all.

Phase IV

Desert ants suddenly form a collective intelligence and begin to wage war on the desert inhabitants. It is up to two scientists and a stray girl they rescue from the ants to destroy them. But the ants have other ideas.

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Sep
21
Fri
Mean Girls (2004)
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Friday, September 21st

Doors at 7:30 PM.

Movie at 8:00 PM.

Film is $5.

Rated PG-13.

Tina Fey from Saturday Night Live wrote and appears in this comedy about the alternately funny and terrifying pecking order among teenage girls.

Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) is a 15-year-old girl who has spent most of her life in Africa, where she was home-schooled by her zoologist parents. When her family relocates to the United States, Cady finds herself attending a high school in suburban Illinois, where she gets a crash course in the various sub-strata of the student body: the jocks, the cheerleaders, the stoners, the “cool” kids, and so on. Much to her surprise, Cady finds herself embraced by a clique of rich and popular girls known to outsiders as “the Plastics,” led by Regina George (Rachel McAdams), Gretchen Weiners (Lacey Chabert), and Karen Smith (Amanda Seyfried). While Cady is grateful for her new friends, it doesn’t take long for her to realize how manipulative they can be, and she soon discovers she’s violated an unwritten law when she goes out on a date with Aaron (Jonathan Bennett), who is charming, good looking…and Regina’s former boyfriend. It isn’t long before Regina and her pals are on the warpath, and Cady must face a level of vengeful behavior for which years in the jungle never prepared her.

Joining Tina Fey in the supporting cast are fellow SNL players Amy Poehler, Ana Gasteyer, and Tim Meadows. The screenplay for Mean Girls was based in part on Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends and Other Realities of Adolescence, a book by professional youth counselor Rosalind Wiseman. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi.

Sep
22
Sat
ATL Productions presents.. On the Spot Improv Comedy
Sep 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday, Sept. 22nd

Doors at 6:30 PM

Hilarity at 7:00 PM

$7

Ages 10 + (with parental guidance)

Join us for On The Spot Improv Comedy! On The Spot is an improv comedy showcase with spontaneous scenes, hilarious games, snappy songs, and fantastic stories all made up on the spot based on audience input. You say it, they play it ! 

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Sep
23
Sun
Ghostbusters (1984)
Sep 23 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Sunday, Sept. 23rd

Doors at 5:30 PM.

Movie at 6:00 PM.

105 min.

Rated PG

$5

Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Dr. Raymond Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), Dr. Egon
Spengler (Harold Ramis), and Winston Zeddmore (Ernie Hudson) area quartet of Manhattan-based “paranormal investigators”. When their government grants run out, they go into business as The Ghostbusters. Armed with electronic paraphernalia, the team is spectacularly successful, ridding The Big Apple of dozens of ghouls and ghosts. Tight-lipped bureaucrat William Atherton regards the Ghostbusters as a bunch of charlatans, but is forced to eat his words when New York is besieged by an army of unfriendly spirits, conjured up by a long-dead Sumerian God named Gozer and “channeled” through beautiful cellist Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver) and nerdish Louis Tully (Rick Moranis). Will they be able to defeat Gozer when he manifests as the most unlikely of foes?

Sep
27
Thu
North Coast People’s Alliance screens… The Hand That Feeds w/ Silent Auction
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Thursday, Sept. 27th

Doors at 6:00 PM.

Movie at 6:30 PM.

$8.

To be followed by a discussion about Humboldt County’s Sanctuary initiative – Measure K – Keep Families Together! Film Screening and Silent Auction to benefit North Coast People’s Alliance.

“At a popular bakery café, residents of New York’s Upper East Side get bagels and coffee served with a smile 24 hours a day. But behind the scenes, undocumented immigrant workers face sub-legal wages, dangerous machinery, and abusive managers who will fire them for calling in sick. Mild-mannered sandwich maker Mahoma López has never been interested in politics, but in January 2012, he convinces a small group of his co-workers to fight back. Risking deportation and the loss of their livelihood, the workers team up with a diverse crew of innovative young organizers and take the unusual step of forming their own independent union, launching themselves on a journey that will test the limits of their resolve. In one roller-coaster year, they must overcome a shocking betrayal and a two-month lockout. Lawyers will battle in court, Occupy Wall Street protesters will take over the restaurant, and a picket line will divide the neighborhood. If they can win a contract, it will set a historic precedent for low-wage workers across the country. But whatever happens, Mahoma and his coworkers will never be exploited again.” —Rachel Lears and Robin Blotnick

Sep
28
Fri
School of Rock (2003)
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Friday, Sept. 28th

Doors at 7:30 PM.

Movie at 8:00 PM.

105 min.

Rated PG-13

$5.

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After Dewey Finn (Jack Black) is booted from his band before the big Battle of the Bands, as well as the mountain of bills that keep piling up. Deperation kicks in and Dewey puts himself in the awkward position of impersonating his best friend/roommate and taking a gig as a subtitute teacher at a private elementary school. Only to discover that all of the kids in his class are talented musicians, so he comes up with the risky plan to transform the prep school elite into their natural-born rockstar selves in time for the Battle of the Bands concert.

Sep
29
Sat
Closed for Private Event
Sep 29 all-day

Closed for Private Event.

You can rent the Arcata Theatre Lounge!

We are available for a wide variety of events and shows including, but not limited to…
– Weddings & Wedding Receptions
– Birthday Parties for Children & Adults
– Class Reunions
– Award Ceremonies
– Fundraising Events
– Fashion Shows
– Cabaret
– Concerts
– Comedy Shows
– Movie Screenings

For Complete Rental Information, email us at: info@arcatatheatre.com

Sep
30
Sun
Can’t Stop The Serenity
Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Sunday, September 10.

Doors at 5:00 PM.

Movie at 6:00 PM.

Event is $6.

Rated PG-13.

The Humboldt Browncoats Present Can’t Stop the Serenity, a Sci-Fi Event that supports women around the world.

This event is a benefit for Equality Now (100% of the proceeds go to Equality Now), the preferred charity of Joss Whedon, the creator of Firefly and Serenity (2005), to help end violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world. There will be a screening of Serenity (2005) as well as drawings for great prizes and a trivia contest.

Go to http://www.cantstoptheserenity.com/ or, for local information, go to www.humboldtbrowncoats.com, & Facebook, or call 707-496-6734.

Serenity (2005)

They aim to misbehave.

A band of renegades on the run in outer space get in more hot water than they anticipated in this sci-fi action-adventure adapted from the television series Firefly. In the 26th century, the galaxy has been colonized by a military force known as the Alliance, but its leadership has not gone unquestioned. The Alliance was once challenged by a league of rebels known as the Independents, but the Alliance emerged victorious after a brutal civil war, with the surviving Independents scattering around the galaxy. Also wandering the edges of the galaxy are the Reavers, who have won few allies due to their violent behavior and habit of ripping apart their enemies and eating them before they’re dead. Capt. Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds (Nathan Fillion), who fought as an Independent in the galactic war, is the head of Serenity, a rogue freighter ship whose crew includes Mal’s first mate, Zoe (Gina Torres), who fought alongside him in the war, her husband, hotshot pilot Wash (Alan Tudyk), sunny but dependable mechanic Kaylee (Jewel Staite), and hard-nosed gunman Jayne (Adam Baldwin).

The crew of Serenity wander the galaxy, taking on whatever work they can get, from criminal activities like smuggling and stealing to legitimately offering transport to travelers. Passengers aboard Serenity include professional “companion” Inara (Morena Baccarin) and holy man Shepherd Book (Ron Glass), but the real trouble aboard the ship comes with the arrival of Simon (Sean Maher) and his teenage sister, River Tam (Summer Glau). In time, the crew discovers that River has remarkable psychic powers and was being held captive by Alliance forces until Simon came to her rescue. Now the Alliance is hot on the heels of Serenity and its passengers, with The Operative (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a sinister Alliance tracker, leading the chase.

Serenity was written and directed by Joss Whedon (in his directorial debut), creator of Firefly, which only lasted 11 weeks on the air but gained a powerful cult following who rallied to get the show released on DVD after its cancellation, leading to impressive home-video sales and and an eventual motion picture deal. A couple of months prior to Serenity’s theatrical release, reruns of Firefly were picked up by the Sci-Fi channel, adding even more fans to its cult following. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi.

Oct
3
Wed
Sci-Fi Night: Invasion of the Animal People (1959)
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesday, October 3rd

Doors at 6 PM.

FREE with minimum $5 food or beverage purchase.

Beer and Fry specials all night long!

All ages.

The best in B science fictions movies, drive-in classics, psychotronic weirdness and more!!

FREE RAFFLE!! – Admission grants you one raffle ticket for a chance to win some very cool, very strange science fiction prizes including: movie tickets, figurines, posters, books, cards, VHS movies and more for that inner science fiction enthusiast in us all.

Attack of the Animal People

“After a herd of reindeer are mysteriously found dead following a meteor crash in a remote part of Sweden, soldiers and a geologist are called out to investigate. Just as they discover that the meteor is actually a spaceship, a hideous monster destroys their plane and kills the soldier guarding it. As the geologist (along with his figure skater girlfriend) are trying to ski to safety, the monster attacks again and kidnaps the helpless woman. What is this creature, and can it be stopped?” – IMDB.

Sponsored by Savage Henry Magazine, Scrap Humboldt, Phantom Wave Records, Daisy Drygoods, Vintage Avenger, Tin Can Mailman, The Clothing Dock, MEAT Clown Buttons, and more.

Oct
4
Thu
Ocean Night: A Plastic Ocean (2016)
Oct 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Thursday, Oct. 4th

Doors at 6:30 PM.

All ages.

$3 suggested donation.

Free for OC, Surfrider, and Baykeeper members & children 10 and under.

Every month: Ocean Night Films! From majestic’ documentaries’ to epic surf flicks, explore the great blue sea with Northcoast Environmental CenterHumboldt Surfrider, and Humboldt Baykeeper.

A Plastic Ocean

Scientists Solving a Jigsaw Puzzle…Gyre by Gyre
If it was happening in one gyre, they suspected it was happening in all of them. But the filmmakers needed experts to prove it.

Scientists were brought in at each stage to analyze the findings from one part of the story to add their data to the overall report on the five gyres.

In the center of the Pacific Ocean gyre our researchers found more plastic than plankton. A Plastic Ocean documents the newest science, proving how plastics, once they enter the oceans, break up into small particulates that enter the food chain where they attract toxins like a magnet. These toxins are stored in seafood’s fatty tissues, and eventually consumed by us.

Producer Jo Ruxton joined an expedition to the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch in the North Pacific Gyre, 1500 miles off the coast of San Francisco, to ascertain its impact. When the expedition discovered free-floating microplastics instead of an anticipated solid mass that could be contained, Jo knew she had to begin the film that would become A Plastic Ocean.
Jo had worked for the WWF International in Hong Kong and partnered with director and journalist Craig Leeson. Their first collaboration was on a documentary about endangered Pink Dolphins in Hong Kong.
Jo and Craig brought on Dr. Lindsay Porter, an expert in cetaceans (whales and dolphins).
Together they contacted the world’s experts to see what was known about plastic pollution in the gyres.
The team expanded to include Dr. Bonnie Monteleone who had already found microplastic in other gyres she had investigated. She joined the expedition to the South Pacific gyre.
With new information emerging about the extent of the issue in each of the Ocean gyres, free diving champion Tanya Streeter joined the team. Together they set off on what would be a four-year global odyssey to explore the issue of plastics in our oceans and its effect on marine ecosystems and human health, including endocrine disruption.
Plastic Oceans Foundation is a global charitable organisation that aims to change the worlds’ attitude to plastic in a single generation. The organisation aims to limit the demand for non-essential plastic, using the Ocean as a litmus test to monitor the impact of this man-made pollution crisis on human health.



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