The Screening Room

About The Screening Room

The Opera House Screening Room provides movies and other digital programming online to its patrons in the wake of the continued COVID restrictions which have prevented the theater from opening. The cost of streaming the films vary, depending on the film. The revenue generated is shared by the Opera House and the film studios.

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, 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!


The Outside Story

Brian Tyree Henry takes on his first big screen lead role as Charles Young, a broken-hearted video editor. Perceiving a betrayal of trust as a sign his girlfriend Isha (Sonequa Martin-Green) is leaving him, Charles preemptively blows up his relationship and sequesters himself at home. The fates do not comply and Charles locks himself out of his apartment. Stumbling into a transformational, timely odyssey exploring his community, Charles meets a dynamic ensemble of previously avoided neighbors (including Sunita Mani, Olivia Edward and Asia Kate Dillon) who show him everyone’s got issues and it never helps to keep them all locked up inside.

“A warm hug of a film, bound to (however briefly) reaffirm your faith in humanity, one that’s perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon when any opportunity to venture outside – even through a digitized prism – is welcome.” - Film Threat

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Our Time Machine


In the documentary film Our Time Machine, shaken by the news of his father’s dementia, artist Maleonn pours everything into an ambitious new theater project: “Papa’s Time Machine,” a visually stunning time-travel adventure told with human-sized puppets. At the play’s heart are autobiographical scenes inspired by Maleonn’s memories with his father. He hopes this will bring them together artistically and personally. Confronting his own mortality, Maleonn finds grace and unexpected joy in this moving meditation on art, the agonies of love and loss, and the circle of life. “An uplifting celebration of the love between a son and his father...an elegant, focused piece of storytelling” - Screen Daily. “A tender and visually striking film about using art to combat the unrelenting difficulties of aging.” - CBS News.

Clicking on the button below 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, or simply connect your computer or mobile device to your TV using an HDMI cord.

 

 

 

 

The 2021 Oscar Nominated Short Films

For over a decade, ShortsTV has proudly brought the Oscar® Nominated Short Films to audiences across the globe. This exclusive release features the year’s most spectacular short films and for a limited time is available to watch in virtual cinemas. Each nominee is released in one of three distinct feature-length compilations according to their category of nomination: Live Action, Animation or Documentary. The films go into theaters around the world shortly after nominations are announced and are not released anywhere else until a few days before the Oscars®.

The 2021 Live Action Shorts are The Present by Farah Nabulsi (Palestine), Feeling Through by Doug Roland and Susan Ruzenski (USA), Two Distant Strangers by Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe (USA), White Eye by Tomer Shushan and Shira Hochman (Israel), and The Letter Room by Elvira Lind and Sofia Sondervan (USA).

The 2021 Animation Shorts are Burrow by Madeline Sharafian and Michael Capbarat (USA), Genius Loci by Adrien Mérigeau and Amaury Ovise (France), Opera by Erick Oh (USA/South Korea), If Anything Happens I Love You by Will McCormack and Michael Govier (USA), and Yes-People by Gísli Darri Halldórsson and Arnar Gunnarsson (Iceland). This package also includes bonus films: Kapaemahu (USA), The Snail and the Whale (UK/Germany), and To Gerard (USA).

The 2021 Documentary Shorts are A Love Song for Latasha by Sophia Nahli Allison and Janice Duncan (USA), Do Not Split by Anders Hammer and Charlotte Cook (USA/Norway), Hunger Ward by Skye Fitzgerald and Michael Scheuerman (USA), Colette by Anthony Giacchino and Alice Doyard (France/Germany/USA), and A Concerto Is a Conversation by Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers (USA).

The three packages in the 2021 Oscar Nominated Short Films are $12 per household each or packaged together for $30 per household for all three.

Clicking on the button below 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, or simply connect your computer or mobile device to your TV using an HDMI cord.

 

 

 

 

 

Francesco

From Oscar® nominated director and producer, Evgeny Afineevksy, Francesco features unprecedented access to His Holiness Pope Francis, providing an intimate look at a global leader who approaches challenging and complex issues with tremendous humility, wisdom and generosity towards all. Spanning issues such as climate change, migration and refugees, women’s empowerment, sexual abuse and LGBTQ+ issues, pandemic, border walls, and many more of today’s headlines, this documentary takes audiences on a worldwide journey to spotlight the incredible empathy displayed by a leader who continues to inspire hope during an extraordinary moment in our lifetime. In doing so, the film examines how people might take action to transition into a new way of living and thriving in the 21st century.

In addition to unprecedented access to Pope Francis, the film features interviews with those who have been part of his journey, including his nephew Jose Ignacio Bergoglio, His Holiness Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, as well as Juan Carlos Cruz, a victim and activist for survivors of sexual abuse, and Sister Norma Pimentel, an advocate for refugees. FRANCESCO paints a portrait of a man who has dedicated his life to bringing together people to thrive as a global community.

Tickets to view Francesco are $12 per household.

Clicking on the button below 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, or simply connect your computer or mobile device to your TV using an HDMI cord.

 

 

 

 

 

THE CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY HISTORY SERIES - For The Vote: Two Profiles in Woman's Courage

Women weren’t granted the vote. They had to fight for it -- in legislative chambers, courtrooms, lecture halls, even prison cells, for over three generations. Meet two of the foot soldiers whose uncommon courage paved the way for the 19th Amendment: Elnora M. Babcock of Dunkirk and Edith M. Ainge of Jamestown. Through their personal stories we learn how the movement for women’s suffrage evolved over time, and how women from rural Chautauqua County, New York, emerged as leaders in the decades-long battle for equal rights.

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