Thursday meeting planned about Humota fate

This scene of the Humota with the current marquee was captured by local photography buff Tom Tierney. Photo courtesy of Tom Tierney.

A full-fledge effort to save the Humota Theatre is under way. There will be a community meeting this Thursday, July 19, at 6 p.m. at Humboldt City Hall, 29 5th St. S., to discuss a future plan for community involvement in saving the movie theatre.
The effort comes following an announcement two weeks ago that the theatre will close Sept. 1, unless a plan is in place to provide a transition from the current ownership of R.L. Fridley Theatres to a local group, hopefully a non-profit corporation who would be able to operate the theatre and keep it open as a local business and an entertainment venue for the community.
The city of Humboldt will not be taking over operation of the theatre. The city’s involvement will be as a resource and a conduit to try to organize individuals who are interested in forming a group to help save the theatre.
Thursday's meeting is open to the public and interested citizens are encouraged to participate. Call Humboldt City Hall at (515) 332-3435, or e-mail Humboldt City Administrator Travis Goedken with questions at

Rate this article: 
No votes yet