Arcata Theatre Lounge

The Arcata Theatre Lounge is a 1938 Art Deco cinema that has been reborn as an entertainment venue offering live music, movies, dining and dancing. The ATL also hosts non-profit and private events.

Upcoming events

Today

Radical Reels Tour
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 7 p.m. / $20 / $10 kids under 12
“Every year, the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival presents the wildly popular Radical Reels night: a presentation of the best high-adrenaline films entered into the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival competition."
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Tomorrow

Hands of Steel (1986)
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m. / $5
“In a complex sci-fi tale set at some point in the not-too-distant future, an evil industrialist named Francis Turner (John Saxon) has created Paco Querak (Daniel Greene), a cyborg who is 70% robot and 30% human."
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Friday

Dirtwire
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 9:30 p.m. / $20 / $15 adv.
World Famous and The Arcata Theatre Lounge present Dirtwire, conjuring up a gris-gris of sound with an amalgamation of traditional instrumentation, world-beat percussion, and electronic soundscapes and comprised of multi-instrumentalist David Satori (Beats Antique) and Evan Fraser (Hamsa Lila).
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Sunday

Hook (1991)
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 5:30 p.m. / $5
"Steven Spielberg filters J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan through a distinctly 1990s sensibility in Hook. Peter Pan has become Peter Banning (Robin Williams), a 40-year-old mergers and acquisitions lawyer with a permanent scowl on his face and a cellular phone in his belt."
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Tuesday, Sept. 23

Keys N Krates
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 9:30 p.m. / $20 / $15 adv. / 21+
Formed as the brainchild of drummer Adam Tune, synth/keyboard aficionado David Matisse and internationally award-winning turntablist Jr. Flo. The Toronto trio came together in 2008 with the desire to bring their blend of live electronic instrumentation to the stage.
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Wednesday, Sept. 24

Rising Appalachia
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m. / $20 / $15 adv.
Promo: "Rising Appalachia brings to the world new sounds, stories, and songs collected across oceans and originally sculpted to embody our human journey, our global community, and the treasures and troves of soul harmony."
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Thursday, Sept. 25

Wild Reverence: The Wild Steelhead’s Last Stand (2014)
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m.
"Director Shane Anderson made a pilgrimage back to the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state to the rivers he once fished as a boy. His relationship with the wild steelhead and the rivers in which they met upon taught him just how precious life can be."
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Friday, Sept. 26

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 9 p.m. / $25 / $20 adv. / 21+
Promo: "For nearly three decades, legendary saxophonist Karl Denson has been getting crowds around the world out on the dance floor. Nowhere, however, is this more apparent than with his band, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe." Roosevelt Collier and Daniel Bambaata Marley open.
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Saturday, Sept. 27

Random Acts of Comedy
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m. / $6
Improv comedy showcase with spontaneous scenes, hilarious games, snappy songs, and fantastic stories all made up on the spot based on audience input.
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Sunday, Sept. 28

Ghostbusters (1984)
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 5:30 p.m. / $5
Who ya gonna call? Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), and Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) are three scientists at Columbia University in New York City. When their grant expires, the guys are fired and they go into business as a ghost extermination company called “Ghostbusters”.
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Wednesday, Oct. 1

The Screaming Skull (1958)
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m. / $5
“Will she lose her mind? For reasons best known to local TV programmers, the modest shocker The Screaming Skull was telecast on what seemed to be a daily basis in the 1960s."
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Thursday, Oct. 2

Leftover Salmon, Absynth Quintet
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m. / $25 / $45 both nights / 21+
Two straight nights! Looking back over the past 25 years of rootsy, string-based music, the impact of Leftover Salmon is impossible to deny. Formed in Boulder at the end of 1989, the Colorado slamgrass pioneers were one of the first bluegrass bands to add drums and tour rock and roll bars. AQ opens!
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Friday, Oct. 3

Leftover Salmon, Absynth Quintet
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m. / $25 / $45 both nights / 21+
Two straight nights! Looking back over the past 25 years of rootsy, string-based music, the impact of Leftover Salmon is impossible to deny. Formed in Boulder at the end of 1989, the Colorado slamgrass pioneers were one of the first bluegrass bands to add drums and tour rock and roll bars. AQ opens!
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Tuesday, Oct. 7

Wild and Scenic Film Festival
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6-9 p.m. / $10
Hosted by EPIC. "Film goers are transformed into a congregation of committed activists, dedicated to saving our increasingly threatened planet."
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Wednesday, Oct. 8

The Bat (1959)
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 6 p.m. / $5
"This fourth film version of the Mary Roberts Rinehart-Avery Hopwood stage chestnut The Bat is so old-fashioned in its execution that one might suspect it was intended as “camp” (though that phrase wasn’t in common usage in 1959)."
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Thursday, Oct. 9

Comedian Johnny Taylor
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8-11 p.m. / $10 / 18+
In support of his first comedy album, Tangled Up In Plaid
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Friday, Oct. 10

Ocean Night: Heroes of the Coast (2013)
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m. / $3
Written, produced and directed by Janet Bridgers, the President of EarthAlert!, Heroes of the Coast (2013), tells the story of some of the Californians who invested their time, money and, sometimes, their careers in supporting the passage of Proposition 20, The California Coastal Protection Act.
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Saturday, Oct. 11

The Pimps of Joytime
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 9 p.m. / $20 / $15 adv. / 21+
The PJT’s live events and recordings have captivated fans all across the country, as they have begun writing their own success story, show-by-show, and track-by-track. Moon Hooch open.
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Saturday, Oct. 25

Random Acts of Comedy
Arcata Theatre Lounge / 8 p.m. / $6
Improv comedy showcase with spontaneous scenes, hilarious games, snappy songs, and fantastic stories all made up on the spot based on audience input.
822-1220 / Web site / View Comments

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