Cinema Series

About the Cinema Series

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Cinema Series features current release independent and foreign films and documentaries.  Films are screened on selected Saturday and Tuesday nights.  Tickets are sold at the door only, and are $7 for adults, $6.50 for Opera House members & seniors and $5 for students & children.  Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the first 20 SUNY Fredonia students at any screening are admitted free.

Individualized closed captioning headsets and assistive listening headsets are available for use with all Cinema Series films.  Simply ask any usher or Opera House staff member.  Headset funding provided by Robert & Marilyn Maytum, the Dunkirk-Fredonia Lions Club, and by a grant from Theatre Development Fund's TAP Plus program in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts.

The Cinema Series is sponsored by the Lakeshore Savings Bank.

 

 


CINEMA SERIES - A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Jan 18 2020 - 7:30pm A Beautiful Day in the NeighborhoodA Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

A timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks), he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America's most beloved neighbor.

“In an era that seems fatally mired in fear, anger and mistrust, A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD arrives as something more than a movie. It feels like an answered prayer.” - Washington Post.

“It invites us into Rogers’ philosophy that adults would be better people if they tried to remember what it was like to be children. The result is unexpected and unlike any film of its kind, and a testimony to Rogers’ enduring influence, too.” - Vox.

Rated PG for some strong thematic material, a brief fight, and some mild language, 109 mins.


CINEMA SERIES - A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Jan 21 2020 - 7:30pm A Beautiful Day in the NeighborhoodA Beautiful Day in the NeighborhoodPlease see the previous entry for more information about this film.

CINEMA SERIES - Dark Waters

Jan 25 2020 - 7:30pm Dark WatersDark Waters

Corporate environmental defense attorney Rob Bilott (Mark Ruffalo) has just made partner at his prestigious law firm in large part due to his work defending Big Chem companies. Then he’s contacted by two farmers who believe that the local DuPont plant is dumping toxic waste in the area landfill, destroying their fields and killing their cattle. Hoping to learn the truth, Bilott, with help from his supervising partner, Tom Terp (Tim Robbins), files a complaint that marks the beginning of an epic 15-year fight - one that will test his reputation, his health and his livelihood.

“Riveting, responsible and deeply unsettling, a first-rate film like DARK WATERS is a rare and welcome chapter in the dramatic fabric of how one unlikely person can make a big dent in the world of social injustice.” - The Observer.

Rated PG-13 for thematic content, some disturbing images and strong language, 126 mins.


CINEMA SERIES - Dark Waters

Jan 28 2020 - 7:30pm Dark WatersDark WatersPlease see the previous entry for more information about this film.
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