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.




Nov 16 2019 - 7:30pm JudyJudy

Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger) arrives in London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It’s 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through.

“Renée Zellweger is over the rainbow and out of this world as Judy Garland in Judy, a sweet, full-hearted tribute to the beloved screen legend's final days.” - Detroit News.

“Renée Zellweger performs miracles playing Judy Garland: singing her heart out, baring her bruised soul and acting with a ferocity that ultimately rises to a state of grace.” - Rolling Stone.

Rated PG-13 for substance abuse, thematic content, some strong language, and smoking, 118 mins.


Nov 19 2019 - 7:30pm JudyJudyPlease see the previous entry for more information about this film.

CINEMA SERIES - Pain & Glory

Nov 23 2019 - 7:30pm Pain & GloryPain & Glory

Director Pedro Almodóvar’s semi-autobiographical Pain and Glory tells of a series of re-encounters experienced by Salvador Mallo (Antonio Banderas), a film director in his physical decline. Some of them in the flesh, others remembered: his childhood in the 60s, his first adult love in the Madrid of the 80s, the pain of the breakup of that love while it was still alive and intense, writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable, the early discovery of cinema, and the infinite void created by the incapacity to keep on making films. In recovering his past, Salvador finds the urgent need to recount it, and in that need he also finds his salvation.

“It’s a deeply intimate experience and it’ll pierce your heart.” - TimeOut.

“Pain and Glory is at once the gentlest and most emotionally naked movie Pedro Almodóvar has ever made.” - Vulture.

Rated R for drug use, some graphic nudity and language, 112 mins.

CINEMA SERIES - Pain & Glory

Nov 26 2019 - 7:30pm Pain & GloryPain & GloryPlease see the previous entry for more information about this film.
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