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 - Far From the Tree

Sep 22 2018 - 7:30pm Far From the TreeFar From the Tree

FAR FROM THE TREE follows families meeting extraordinary challenges through love, empathy, and understanding. This life-affirming documentary encourages us to cherish loved ones for all they are, not who they might have been. Based on Andrew Solomon’s award-winning, critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling non-fiction book “Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity.”

“This is a powerful movie about human nature and how no matter where we end up - and who we end up with - we wake up each day and adjust.” - Los Angeles Times.

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“Fair warning: By the end of FAR FROM THE TREE, tears will be shed, and for all the best reasons.” - Washington Post.

“All of the families in this film are compelling - their trials unimaginable and their spirits indomitable. You'll want to have a box of Kleenex handy.” - EW.

A recorded Q & A with Fredonia native Amy Shuster Allnutt, whose family is featured in the film, follows each screening.

Unrated, 93 mins.  

CINEMA SERIES - Far From the Tree

Sep 25 2018 - 7:30pm Far From the TreeFar From the TreePlease see the previous entry for more information about this film.

CINEMA SERIES - Christopher Robin

Sep 29 2018 - 7:30pm Christopher RobinChristopher Robin

In this heatwarming live action adventure, the young boy who loved embarking on adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with a band of spirited and loveable stuffed animals, has grown up and lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside.

“Sometimes the timing of a good story is everything, and this particular story comes at a time when the world at large needs a little more hope, a little more innocence and a lot more Pooh.” - Dallas Morning News.

“See the movie, and take the time to think, think, think with your loved ones.” - Arizona Republic.

“Movies about saying goodbye to childhood friends, and finding them again, work on our emotional defenses like nothing else.” - Chicago Tribune. 

Rated PG for some action, 104 mins.

CINEMA SERIES - Christopher Robin

Oct 2 2018 - 7:30pm Christopher RobinChristopher RobinPlease see the previous entry for more information about this film.
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