Closed for Private Event
May 18 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

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Alice in Wonderland (1951)
May 19 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Sunday, May 19th

Doors at 5:30 PM

Movie at 6 PM

Rated G

75 min.


In the classic rendition of Lewis Carroll’s mathematics woven stories “Through the Looking Glass” we meet Alice, a day dreaming young woman who finds a certain level of boredom in learning poetry and literature. During one of these lessons Alice spots a very curious White Rabbit claiming to be late. Soon she finds herself falling down the rabbit’s hole, ending up in a simply impassible land of imagination and wonder. Stuck in a dream world she must venture on through the unknown roads order to get home. In her travels she grows and shrinks, meets a linguistic hookah smoking caterpillar, celebrates her unbirthday, and even plays a quite unfair game of croquet with the Red Queen.

NBA Playoff 2019 – Western Conference Finals (Game 4)
May 20 @ 5:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Monday, May 20th

Doors 5:45 pm.

Game at 6 pm.

FREE with $5 food/beverage purchase

All Ages.

Communities Against Abuse of Prescription Drugs presents… Written Off (2016)
May 23 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Thursday, May 23rd

Doors at 5:30 PM.

Movie at 6:00 PM.

!Free Event!

Communities Against Abuse of Prescription Drugs, a committee of Humboldt Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention, is providing a community screening of the documentary Written Off. This event will raise awareness of the realities and dangers of opioid misuse. We aim to reduce the stigma surrounding drug use by encouraging families to be open and talk to each other and their health care providers about their struggles.

Matt Edwards grew up in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, where the winters are long, they call the mosquito the state bird, and his hometown was so small that it didn’t have a single store. His first high came from pills prescribed by a doctor for a botched toe surgery. For ten years he sweat out shift after shift in restaurant kitchens, working twice as many hours as anyone else so he could pay rent and feed his addiction.mMatt was driven by a desperate need to get a fix – more often to avoid withdrawal than to get “high” in a recreational sense. To get what he needed he spun a web of fiction. He was a magnificent liar – smart, creative, persuasive – his lies fed his addiction as much as the actual drugs.mBut for the last two years of his life, Matt told the truth to himself, in two spiral bound journals. He chronicled his daily drug use – sort of like the Bridget Jones of addiction but in cc’s, milligrams and dollars instead of pounds, drinks and cigarettes. His journals also tell the story of his countless attempts to quit.nEveryday there is another front page tragedy detailing another spectacular fall from grace. What is missing is real understanding of the complicated personal experience within addiction. How does a smart, loving, promising kid move from acting in the high school play to putting a needle in his arm? WRITTEN OFF reveals that journey, in Matt’s own words. Behind the addiction, there is a person – all at once lovable and despicable, funny and pathetic, young and old, destructive and aware of his failings.

You can learn more about Matt’s Story and read his journal entries by checking out this incredible blog written by his mom Jane:

ATL Productions presents.. On the Spot Improv Comedy
May 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday, May 24th

Doors at 6:30 PM

Hilarity at 7:00 PM


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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AAI presents… Flow 2019
May 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Saturday, May 25th

Doors at 7:30 PM.

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$20 Students/Seniors. $30 General Admission. Tickets available at Hot Knots in Arcata and at the door.

Flow is the annual fashion showcase for the for Arcata Arts Institute. 2019 will be the program’s 12th showcase season. This night represents the culmination of commitment and dedication for our fashion design students in a chance to showcase their original pieces.

Some students will be returning for their third showcase, for others this will be their first time on the runway.

This event is a true metaphor for what AAI is, vibrant community partnerships, within a rigorous, advanced level arts program within Arcata High School, a rural, comprehensive public high school.

Sci-Fi Night: GodMonster of the Indian Flats (1973)
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wed. May 29th

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.

GodMonster of the Indian Flats

A Large mutated sheep Embryo is discovered by a rancher .The mutant is whisked away to the secret lab of Dr. Clemens and his faithful assistant Mariposa. Dr. Clemens discovers that the old mine gives off some strange Phosphorus vapors that may be the cause of the mutation, as well as being the origin for the old legend of a monster that once haunted the area. Clemens puts the Creature in an Incubation Chamber and it’s not long before the mutant sheep has morphed into an 8-foot monstrosity, which escapes & terrifies the town.

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.

NBA Finals 2019 (Game 1)
May 30 @ 5:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Thursday, May 30th

Doors 5:45 pm.

FREE with $5 food/beverage purchase

All Ages.

Game at 6:00 pm.

Teams TBD

To Wong Foo Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)
May 31 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Friday, May 31st

Doors at 7:30 PM.

Movie at 8:00 PM.

109 min.

Rated PG-13


“After jointly winning a local drag queen pageant in New York City, Noxeema Jackson and Vida Boheme win the right and are given the round trip airfare to compete in the Drag Queen of America pageant in Hollywood, California. Noxeema sees herself as the next Dorothy Dandridge, who bucked the trend of most black American movie actresses of her time by never playing the slave house maid. Vida’s style reflects her past of growing up in upper class suburban Pennsylvania. One of their fellow New York City contestants, Chi-Chi Rodriguez, is a straight-talking, but naive and inexperienced drag queen. Seeing that Chi-Chi needs some drag queen confidence (despite her bravada), Vida and a reluctant Noxeema decide to cash in their plane tickets and buy an older model Cadillac convertible and drive to Hollywood with Chi-Chi. Their drive takes them through much of the country where alternate lifestyles are less tolerated than they may be in New York City or Los Angeles. The three have an extended stay in small town Snydersville, where their car breaks down. If they ever make it out of Snydersville, they may be the better for their stay by learning more about themselves while dealing with the issues of town residents and spending more time together. Their stay is made even more precarious when they find out that Sheriff Dollard, a homophobic, racist, and sexist highway Sheriff with whom they had an earlier encounter, is on their tail.” – IMDB.

Hi Tide Nation presents… JP Sears Comedy Show (Early Show)
Jun 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Saturday, June 1st

Doors at 6:30pm

Show at 7:00pm

$38.50 General Admission. $87.50 VIP Meet & Greet Tickets.

JP Sears takes his uplifting humor that’s accumulated over 300 million video views and brilliantly adapts it to the stage for his LIVE stand up comedy show! Heavy on the satire, JP slices through the nuances of the new age community, self-help movement, health practices, and his own life that’ll have you laughing at yourself while feeling inspired to live your best life.
JP Sears is an emotional healing coach, international teacher, speaker at events, world traveler, and curious student of life. His work empowers people to live more meaningful lives. JP speaks and performs at numerous events, conferences, festivals, and retreats around the world. He is very active on his YouTube channel, AwakenWithJP, where he encourages healing and growth through his entertainingly informative, humorous, and inspiring videos including his hit Ultra Spiritual comedy series.






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