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Lights, camera… Legend

Lights, camera… Legend

Mad River Union ARCATA – On a sleepy Sunday morning, the Minor Theatre sizzled with excitement last weekend as scenes from a new indie film titled Legend, by TK Film Studios, were shot. A couple dozen extras were used in street scenes, and in theatre lobby and audience settings.   See the photo cutline above for

Humboldt International Film Festival at the Minor Theatre from Friday, April 19 to Monday, April 22

Humboldt International Film Festival ARCATA –  The 52nd Humboldt International Film Festival will hold its annual four-night event at the historic Minor Theatre in Arcata from Friday, April 19 to Monday, April 22.  The finalists in four categories will screen nightly at 6:30 p.m. Friday is Narrative Night, Saturday is Experimental/Animation Night, Sunday is Documentary

Jeff DeMark’s ‘Writing My Way Out of Adolescence’ – ‘It changes, it evolves, it’s elastic’

Janine Volkmar Mad River Union BLUE LAKE – Jeff DeMark will perform his one-man show, Writing My Way Out of Adolescence, for the 89th time on Father’s Day, June 17 at 2 p.m.in the Pierson Big Tent as part of the Mad River Festival in Blue Lake. It may be the last time, but I don’t

Arcata gets a State of the City report card

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – How is Arcata doing? Depends on whom you talk to – or who has the microphone. The civic temperature-taking took place the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 7. The “State of the City” event was hosted by the Minor Theatre and the Arcata Chamber of Commerce. After filling

McKinleyville, Arcata statehood considered

STATE OF McKINLEYVILLE Due to greater public interest than initially anticipated, the venue for next week’s State of McKinleyville forum has been changed to Azalea Hall, 1620 Pickett Rd. in McKinleyville. The event, sponsored by the McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 8:30 a.m. Panelists include Fifth District Supervisor Ryan

Dog starmaker Cassie Moore immortalizes adoptable pooches

Janine Volkmar Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – Sassy bounces across the screen, a toy in her mouth. The dog is happy to be out of a cage, playing in the exercise yard of the Humboldt County Animal Shelter. In the video, the camera work is joyful and the music upbeat. Patrons at the Minor Theatre

UPDATE: Additional showing added! ‘Locally Grown’ shows how it’s done

  Note: The Minor Theatre’s Saturday showing of Locally Grown is now sold out. However, it will be re-shown in one of the Minor’s small theatres on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door.  Reserve now at: http://cineticketing.com/websales/sales/Main/MINARC/actual_book?perfcode=43162 – Ed. Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Movies are becoming a favored medium for

Minor Theatre opening night, yesterday and today

Mad River Union ARCATA – You’ve seen the “iconic” opening night photo from the Dec. 3, 1914 opening night of Pettingill’s Minor Theatre a million or two times. Now, behold the update. On Sept. 16, 2016, the historic theatre re-opened amid food, folks, fanfare and, of course, film. Owner Josh Neff, partner Merrick McKinlay and attendees at thehistoric event took

Scenes from the Minor Theatre’s 2016 Grand Reopening

ARCATA – Friday night saw the gala reopening of the Minor Theatre, with co-operators Josh Neff and Merrick McKinlay overseeing the glamorous festivities. Attendees enjoyed opening night greetings by Neff and McKinlay, short films by local filmmakers and became part of the reshooting of the iconic opening night audience photo. The theatre begins its normal schedule,

A major Minor Theatre reboot

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – What’s old is often new again in Arcata, as yesterday’s buildings gain fresh furnishings and new missions that meld tradition with changing times – just ask Phillips House, the Hotel Arcata, Jacoby’s Storehouse, the Arcata Theatre Lounge and now, the Minor Theatre. The venerable movie house –