Open Interviews: August 25th

The newly renovated Humota Theater is now hiring.

Part time positions are available now with an average of 15-20 hours per week. (More/less depending on applicants availability.)

We offer free movies, flexible shifts, time off for school activities, and More!

Applicants must be available to work nights, weekends, and the occasional holiday shift.

Previous work history is not required.

Open interviews will be held on August 25th from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Humota Theater. Please bring a completed application with you. We have taken the liberty of attaching our employment application below.

Thank You.

#HumotaHelps

Recently, on our Social Media accounts, you may have noticed the phrase “HumotaHelps.” Usually, this phrase is immediately following a hashtag, so it actually appears as #HumotaHelps. For those of you wondering about #HumotaHelps, let me take a moment to explain.

When we re-opened in April of 2019, a lot of people had gone out of their way to help us. People had organized fundraisers, planned events for us, donated money to us, and done just about everything you could imagine to ensure we were able to keep our doors open. Now, helping our community is something that the staff and management had always wanted to do at the Humota Theater, long before this transition took place, but due to the corporate structure we were a part of, we were unable to do the kinds of things we wanted. Fortunately, when we transitioned into a non-profit organization, we were able to do more than ever before.

After our last fundraiser took place in June of 2019, we decided it was time to give back to the community who had done so much for us. And thus, #HumotaHelps was born. While trying to figure out a place to start, we simply stumbled upon some information here and there on Facebook and opted to run with it.

  1. From July 1st until August 1st, we collected school supplies for underprivileged children who lived right here in our community. These items were donated to Upper Des Moines Opportunity in Humboldt to be properly distributed to families in need. Donations included: 10 folders, 13 notebooks, 6 binders, 4 rulers, 3 packs of pens, 6 packs of glue sticks, 3 compass sets, 1 Protractor, 3 sets of erasers, 7 packs of #2 pencils in various sizes, 3 sets of highlighters in various sizes, 2 bottles of Elmer’s glue, 4 packs of markers, 3 boxes of colored pencils, 11 boxes of crayons, 3 pairs of scissors (some are hidden in there), 2 stacks of loose-leaf paper, 1 stack of graph paper, 2 book covers, 1 pencil case, & 1 stack of note-cards.
  2. At the end of July, we held a “Pupcorn Party,” where we allowed people to bring containers of all shapes and sizes into the business for a $6 popcorn fill. At this time, we also placed donation jars out on the counters.  The proceeds from this event went to then Humboldt County Animal Control Officer, Merri Hansen. Using the donations we received, Merri was able to pay off one of the ACO’s Veterinarian bills. This event raised close to $250.00.
  3. In August, we set out a donation jar and shared the story of Humboldt native, Eli Schachtner. Eli is a 3 year old boy who was born with Brachio-oto-renal Syndrome. Currently, Eli also suffers from hearing loss, and only has 1/4 of a functioning kidney. His parents, Tonya and Allan of Humboldt have been seeking a kidney donor for Eli for quite some time. They state that any donations made will go towards the expenses incurred from Eli’s medical care. If you are interested in seeing if you may be able to help little Eli find his kidney match, please click here to register as a potential kidney donor.

We here at the Humota plan to help the community as much as we can, as often as we can. We are truly grateful for everything that was done to save our business, allowing us to bring a new and improved Humota Theater to the people of this community. If you or someone you know has a request for #HumotaHelps, please be sure to e-mail us at HumotaTheater@outlook.com and we’ll see what we can do.

Thank you,

Humota Theater Management

Along The Way Tour with Jason Brown

If you follow us on Facebook, odds are that you’ve seen a few of our videos. Namely, the ones we shot with Chart-Topping Country Singer, Jason Brown, as part of his Along the Way Tour Series.  If you haven’t had a chance to check them out, you can watch them here and here.

The Along the Way Tour with Jason Brown was set to be one of the biggest events that Humboldt, Iowa had ever seen. With plans to shut down 2 full blocks of Sumner Avenue, performances slated to take place on a huge, new, never before seen stage, video boards displaying all local sponsors, local food trucks and vendors, and so much more, it was the talk of the town for months on end. Even better still was that it was taking place on the same day as our annual Arts Festival. This meant that families were coming from far and wide to support their town, their Arts Festival, and their newly reopened Non-Profit, First-Run Cinema.  With hundreds (or thousands) of combined hours of work poured into this event over the course of six or more months, dozens of local businesses and sponsors involved, and cameras rolling, we all patiently waited for the gates to open at 4pm on June 15th, 2019. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans.

According to Weather.Gov, on June 15th of 2019, Severe Thunderstorms tracked all across Eastern Iowa. Algona, Spencer, Fort Dodge, Mason City, Des Moines, and of course, Humboldt, Iowa, all got hit hard. With torrential downpours, non-stop lightning strikes, bouts of hail, and 30-50 mph winds in several of the listed areas that hit us out of nowhere, we had no choice but to move the show indoors.

We had crews, volunteers, and staff members scrambling to move equipment inside during these horrific storms. We saw people soaked to the bone still smiling and helping us shift to our Plan B. Our supporters. Our town. Our people.

After several hours of rearranging, replanning, revamping, and finally just deciding to go with the flow, we were able to move our concert indoors to Gordy’s at Rustix thanks to the generosity and quick thinking of the restaurant owner, Missy Weeks.

At 7pm, when the doors finally opened to up and coming Country Artist, Neil Hewitt, the sky was starting to clear up and the sun was struggling to shine. Lines for the event wrapped around the block. Our supporters came out in droves to ensure that this Fundraiser was successful, despite the weather.

Jason Brown continued to keep spirits high despite the elbow to elbow crowds as he played a mix of original music and country fan classic favorites. When referencing the unfortunate series of weather related events that put an end to his planned Sumner Avenue Shutdown, Jason was quick to remind us all that we occasionally have to Adapt, Overcome, and Improvise. With this cheery quip and his Megawatt smile, Jason put the crowds at ease.

By the night’s end, Jason Brown had played to the people of Humboldt for upwards of four hours. In this time, thanks to the generosity of concert goers, movie patron regulars, and supportive businesses, we were able to raise over $50,000 for the Humota Theater.

Unfortunately, due to the rain and the limited amount of space we had to work with in the end, we were not able to film Jason Brown’s Benefit Concert for the Humota Theater. However, Photos can be viewed on our Social Media accounts listed under @HumotaTheater.

Since our first Along the Way Tour video was shot, a lot of work has gone into making the Humota Theater what it is today. For that reason, we have plans to film a small update in the very near future showing our supporters, community members, and all who have been invested in this project since day 1, exactly what we have been able to do with their support throughout this past year.

The gratitude that we feel towards not only Humboldt County, but also the surrounding communities who helped us rally together to save this business, is immeasurable. Without people like you, our supporters, standing behind us from the very beginning, we know without a doubt that none of this would have been possible. For that, we sincerely thank you.

Because of you, we hope to be able to serve the people of Humboldt County and surrounding areas for another 90+ years.

 

Our Sincerest Gratitude,

The Humota Crew

The Humota Theater Re-Opens with Avengers: Endgame.

Thank you to everyone who came to the Humota Theater this weekend to see Avengers: Endgame. We couldn’t have asked for a better movie to open with. If you haven’t seen it yet, we do still have tickets available all week long. We hope you had a great time. We heard nothing but positive remarks and compliments regarding the remodel. Please check back as photos and updates will be coming soon!

 

Questions, Comments, or Suggestions? Feel free to email us at humotatheater@outlook.com.

 

Thank you!

Thank You!

Thank you for your support during our Weekend Fundraiser at Gordy’s at Rustix. We are so grateful to everyone who came to watch Lone Tree Revival rock the house, as well as bid on some awesome silent auction items. We know you’re all curious as to how we did, and as soon as we finalize some numbers, we’ll let you know! In the meantime, if you’ve won a silent auction item, please call us at 332-5921 and arrange for pickup and payment of your item. We look forward to seeing you all again very soon.

 

HMG

Big News!

The Humota Theater has officially received its Non-Profit Status from the State of Iowa. This means that we are one step closer to completing our transition.

 

As always, we thank you for your ongoing support. None of this would have been possible without the help of our community.

 

Stay tuned for more information or check us out on Facebook by clicking HERE.

Humota Theater Fundraiser and Silent Auction slated for February 16, 2019.

Ladies & Gentleman, we are hosting a fundraising event on Saturday, February 16th from 7-10 p.m. at Rustix and you’re invited. Please be sure to mark your calendars, so you don’t miss out. This event will feature the musical stylings of Humboldt’s own Lone Tree Revival band. We will have a silent auction along with our live entertainment and all proceeds raised will help support the Humota Theater. We look forward to seeing you there!

Lone Tree Revival features the musical stylings of:
Dan Cassady – Trombone
Tim Miller – Trumpet
Steve Nelson – Saxophones
Sean Minikis – Guitar & Vocals
Jeremy Ober – Guitar & Vocals
Jeremy Pearson – Bass & Vocals
Dean Davis – Drums

Be sure you get a chance to stop in and see the band! It’s going to be a rockin’ good time.

As always, thank you for supporting your local Humota Theater! We couldn’t do any of this without you!!