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Minor Theater, Arcata

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The Minor Theatre, located at 1001 H Street in Arcata, California, reopened under independent ownership in 2016. It is the second oldest movie theater in the United States to be built for that purpose. (The oldest movie theater in California is the Cameo Cinema in St Helena, Napa Valley.) It was the first building in Humboldt County to be built as a "true movie theatre."
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  • Oldest continuously operating movie theater in the country. Beautiful wood work and much of the original building. Exceptionally friendly and informative staff. Theater No. 3 has only 29 seats...  more »
  • We wanted to see the movie "Honeyland", so were thrilled to see it was playing while we were vacationing in Arcata. This little theatre is a gem. Comfortable seats, and attentive staff. Though we.....  more »
  • Best theater in Humboldt, by far! Great drink and food options. The whole setup is done well. Service is quick and subtle. Movie selection is always great, albeit small since the theater itself is of course smaller than other local ones. We always appreciate being able to enjoy a local beer while watching a movie.
  • Yeah. I didn't order anything. I came well equipped. I thought its cool you can order a beer with movie and stuff. Seemed focused on a clean quality experience to me definitely earned 5 stars. I watched toy story 4 great choice.

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