The Screening Room

About The Screening Room

The Opera House Screening Room offers access to current independent films through a special partnership with selected film studios.  Patrons access films through links provided here and generally can view the films, once purchased, for up to 72 hours.  The cost of accessing the films ranges from $4.99 to $12 per household, depending on the film; and the revenue generated here is shared by the Opera House and the film studios.  All of the films offered are independently produced; most are documentaries, foreign films and "art house" films.

In addition, The Opera House Screening Room includes digital art exhibitions and recorded illustrated lectures.

Patrons are able to view the films on nearly any mobile device, smart TV, laptop, smart TV or computer.  Customers who wish to cast the films to their TVs also may do so via AirPlay and Chromecast enabled devices; there are also dedicated Eventive, Vimeo, and KinoMarquee apps available on Apple TV and Roku.

Please note that some programs being offered allow for patrons to make additional donations on top of the price of the ticket.  We're happy to say that 100% of any donation amount is given to the Opera House.

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NOW SHOWING

 

Rock Camp

ROCK CAMP SHOWING THROUGH FEBRUARY 18!

Summer camp meets Spinal Tap as we journey to Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp, where dreamers from across America and around the world gather to shred with their heroes - and learn to rock like the legends. Rock Camp is an institution and cultural phenomenon that has been going on in Los Angeles, New York and other cities since 1996. The brainchild of music producer David Fishof, Rock Camp boasts a jaw-dropping array of rock star “counselors” that include Roger Daltrey, Alice Cooper, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, Nancy Wilson, Joe Perry, Jeff Beck, Slash and countless other rock legends. The counselors teach, inspire and jam with the campers over the course of four days. Each Rock Camp concludes with all of the counselors and their respective campers, performing together.

Clicking on the “buy tickets” button will take you to Eventive. You can watch on your computer, phone, or tablet, or cast to your Google Chromecast or Smart TV. You can also download the Eventive app for Roku or Apple TV and watch the film there. You can also simply connect your computer or mobile device to your TV using an HDMI cord.

 

 

 

 

The Fan Connection

In the Rust Belt city of Buffalo, NY, frustration is at an all-time high after decades of decline and broken promises.  Not seeing a path to renewal for their city in the politicians or corporations who have let them down for decades, the beleaguered yet loyal citizens turn to their professional hockey team for relevance, not just for their city, but for themselves.  The Fan Connection is a deeply personal fly-on-the-wall look at the lives of die-hard fans over a hockey season.  Ultimately it is a heart-warming story of what it means to be a fan, identifying with a city, and the power of ordinary citizens to affect change. 

Watch the film on Fri., Feb. 12, and then join the director, Mary Wall, and producer, Eric Wojtanik, at 8:45pm EST for an exclusive virtual Q&A on Zoom moderated by Opera House Executive Director Rick Davis.  All those who purchase a ticket by 7pm EST on Feb. 12 will be sent a link that gives them access to join the live Q&A event.,  If you have purchased a ticket, but have not yet received a link to the Q&A, please contact sabresfandocumentary@gmail.com

Please note:  The Fan Connection is available to stream through Show&Tell on computer, laptop, tablet and phone devices at the link emailed after purchasing tickets.  Those who wish to watch the film on a TV will need to connect their preferred streaming device listed above to their television using the wired or wireless options available to them (ex. an HDMI cable or Airplay paired with Apple TV).  If you have any questions, please contact sabresfanfocumentary@gmail.com and we will do our best to assist you. 

 

 

 

 

Heartworn Highways

In the mid-‘70s, filmmaker James Szalapski documented the then-nascent country music movement that would become known as “outlaw country.” Inspired, in part, by newly-long-haired Willie Nelson’s embrace of hippie attitudes and audiences, a younger generation of artists including Townes Van Zandt, David Alan Coe, Steve Earle and Guy Clark popularized and developed the outlaw sound. It borrowed from rock, folk and bluegrass, with an edge that was missing from mainstream Nashville country. This newly-restored documentary includes rarely-captured performances of the aforementioned musicians as they perfected this then-new style and helped change the course of country music history.

The hard living – and hard partying – lifestyles of outlaw country’s figureheads are played out on screen as we visit Van Zandt’s Austin trailer, see Coe play in Tennessee State Prison, join the gang in Nashville’s notorious Wig Wam Tavern and witness a liquor-fueled Christmas at Clark’s house. No wonder the film’s original tagline read: “The best music and the best whiskey come from the same part of the country”.

Clicking on the “buy tickets” button will take you to KinoMarquee. You can watch on your computer, phone, or tablet, or cast to your Google Chromecast or Smart TV. You can also download the Kino Now app for Roku or Apple TV and watch the film there. You can also simply connect your computer or mobile device to your TV using an HDMI cord.

 

 

 

 

The Food Club

Marie recently found herself abandoned on Christmas Eve by her husband and has been falling apart ever since. Berling has been the eternal “bachelorette” who outwardly denies her age and lives the sweet life, all seems perfect until we find out about her complicated relationship with her daughter. Vanja is still living in the past and has never been able to move on from her late husband. The three life long girlfriends decides to travel to Italy together to attend a cooking course in Puglia and here they each find the opportunity to redefine themselves and acknowledge that the most important thing in life is their friendship and that it’s never too late to live a more fulfilling life.

"The Food Club is a gentle movie about life-long friendships, food and wonderful Italian scenery. A perfect antidote to a five day Covid lockdown." - So Perth

Clicking on the “buy tickets” button will take you to vhx.tv. You can watch on your computer, phone, or tablet, or cast to your Google Chromecast, Airplay or Smart TV. You can also simply connect your computer or mobile device to your TV using an HDMI cord.

 

 

 

 

M.C. ESCHER -  Journey To Infinity

M.C. Escher: Journey To Infinity is the story of world famous Dutch graphic artist M.C Escher (1898 - 1972). Equal parts history, psychology, and psychedelia, Robin Lutz’s entertaining, eye - opening portrait gives us the man through his own words and images: diary musings, excerpts from lec tures, correspondence and more are voiced by British actor Stephen Fry, while Escher’s woodcuts, lithographs, and other print works appear in both original and playfully altered form.

Two of his sons, George (92) and Jan (80), reminisce about their parents while musician Graham Nash (Crosby, Stills & Nash) talks about Escher’s rediscovery in the 1970s. The film looks at Escher’s legacy: one can see tributes to his work in movies, in fiction, on posters, on tattoos, and elsewhere throughout our culture; indeed, few fine artists of the 20th century can lay claim to such popular appeal.

Clicking on the “buy tickets” button will take you to KinoMarquee. You can watch on your computer, phone, or tablet, or cast to your Google Chromecast or Smart TV. You can also download the Kino Now app for Roku or Apple TV and watch the film there. You can also simply connect your computer or mobile device to your TV using an HDMI cord.