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 - Echo in the Canyon

Jul 13 2019 - 7:30pm Echo in the CanyonEcho in the Canyon

ECHO IN THE CANYON celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA’s Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. It was a moment (1965 to 1967) when bands came to LA to emulate The Beatles and Laurel Canyon emerged as a hotbed of creativity and collaboration for a new generation of musicians who would soon put an indelible stamp on American popular music.

“Will be watched for decades into the future as the essential document of a very specific time and place that changed music forever.” - Film Threat.

“Leaves you with a peace/love/understanding high and a desire to break out the vinyl for more of the same.” - LA Times.

Rated PG-13 for drug references and some suggestive content, 92 mins.

CINEMA SERIES - Echo in the Canyon

Jul 16 2019 - 7:30pm Echo in the CanyonEcho in the CanyonPlease see the previous entry for more information about this film.

CINEMA SERIES - A Dog's Journey

Jul 20 2019 - 7:30pm A Dog's JourneyA Dog's Journey

In this sequel to A DOG’S PURPOSE, Bailey (voiced again by Josh Gad) is living the good life on the Michigan farm of his “boy,” Ethan (Dennis Quaid). He even has a new playmate: Ethan’s baby granddaughter, CJ, until CJ’s mom decides to take her away. As Bailey’s soul prepares to leave this life for a new one, he makes a promise to Ethan to find CJ and protect her at any cost. Thus begins an adventure through multiple lives filled with love, friendship, devotion, joy, heartbreak, and few really good belly rubs.

“An emotional and heartfelt sequel with real purpose makes this a journey well worth taking.” - Deadline Hollywood. “Will have dog lovers wagging their tails.” - Daily Mirror.

“It’s a big, wet, sloppy lick of a film that’s going to jerk your tears, and then some.” - Screen International.

Rated PG for thematic content, some peril and rude humor, 109 mins.

CINEMA SERIES - A Dog's Journey

Jul 23 2019 - 7:30pm A Dog's JourneyA Dog's JourneyPlease see the previous entry for more information about this film.


Jul 27 2019 - 7:30pm RocketmanRocketman

ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story -- set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton - tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture.

“Charting the jet-propelled rise of Elton John in the early 1970s, it is an absolute gas.” - Boston Globe.

“What makes ROCKETMAN a gift of entertainment that keeps on giving is the brilliance of the musical numbers coupled with the complexity of the star’s portrayal.” - WSJ.

“An unforgettable, emotional experience that raises the bar for biopics.” - IGN.

Rated R for language throughout, some drug use and sexual content, 121 mins.


Jul 30 2019 - 7:30pm RocketmanRocketmanPlease see the previous entry for more information about this film.
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