Eureka Theatre Hosting Nicholas Cage Double Feature This Friday

This is a press release from the Eureka Theater:

On Friday, January 26, join the Eureka Theater for the ultimate Cage match: a double-feature of Nicolas Cage movies with all the mutton chops and eccentric antics that have made him a mainstream and cult star.

If ex-con Nic is your favorite Cage, buckle up for the 1987 Coen Brothers comedy Raising Arizona, in which our mercurial hero’s sleepy-eyed mugshot pose wins the heart of a police officer played by Holly Hunter. The baby bump in the road comes when they can’t conceive and decide to nab one of a set of quintuplets. Between sticking up stores for diapers, evading a Mad Max-esque baby retriever and coping with old friends who’ve recently broken out of prison, well, it ain’t Ozzie and Harriet.

Or maybe you prefer wild-eyed, cackling Cage? Do a double take when he stars opposite John Travolta in John Woo’s over-the-top 1997 action film Face/Off. It’s both a masterpiece and totally nuts. A notorious terrorist switches faces with the FBI agent on his trail. Don’t worry about how, just dig the classic Woo chases, double-fisted shootouts, Mexican stand-offs and doves. And enjoy the trippy experience of watching Travolta play Cage and Cage play Travolta, while peak ‘90s Gina Gershon and Joan Allen play their puzzled partners.

Generously sponsored by Carson Park Design. Tickets are a budget-friendly $8.00 for both movies. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Raising Arizona starts at 7:00 p.m., followed by a short intermission, with Face/Off showing at approximately 8:45 p.m.. Food and cocktails are available for purchase. The Eureka Theater is located at 612 F St.  For more information, call the Eureka Theater at 442-2970.

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  • Raising Arizona=Wonderful. (anything Coen Bros=Wonderful)

    Face-Off=Horrific. (anything Travolta=Horrific)

    I foresee a small exodus

  • News worthy…. not…

  • Thanks Kym. I would not have known about this screening, had you not posted this!
    The opportunity to see classic films on the BIG screen is wonderful. (Raising Arizona, early Cohen Bros, is awesome!). Always wanted to see Face/Off (by the accomplished john Woo). Also a chance to support the Eureka Theater, a community treasure, is welcome. Hope I can be there!

  • So the eureka theater is back in action ?will it be showing movies on regular bases. Someone remodel it . I can’t remember why it shut down in the first place.

    • I think they mostly do special events, usually including something on Arts Alive nights (that is likely the most “regular” thing they do). My fav is a formal event to watch the broadcast of the Academy Awards.
      If I understand it correctly, the money that is raised by the events is (slowly) being raised to repair and refurbish the theater.

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