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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STARTING FRIDAY!

 

 

City of Ali

City of Ali is a feature-length documentary that tells the story of how the death of Muhammad Ali brought the people of his Kentucky hometown – and the world – together for one unforgettable week. Ali’s passing on June 3, 2016, came in the context of a bitter U.S. presidential election, a proposed Muslim ban and the global expansion of the Black Lives Matter movement. Yet on the day of Ali’s funeral procession, more than 100,000 people lined the streets of Louisville to celebrate his life, and an estimated one billion people worldwide watched events like Ali’s memorial, held in the packed KFC YUM! Center as stories of the Louisville Lip’s wit, generosity, swagger and commitment to justice were retold by President Bill Clinton, Billy Crystal, Lonnie Ali, and many others.

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.

$12 per household

 

 

 

 

 

NOW SHOWING!

 

 

Quarantine Cat Film Festival

Amateur filmmakers filmed their beloved cats during COVID-19 lockdowns to create Quarantine Cat Film Fest — a compilation reel of the cutest, funniest, bravest, and most loving feline friends.

Row House Cinema in Pittsburgh mined the best and most adorable cats out of 1200 submitted videos from around the world to create a fun and engaging, professionally edited 70-minute feature.

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 simply connect your computer or mobile device to your TV using an HDMI cord.

$12 per household

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monuments

 

A young widower sidesteps grief, loss, and familial dysfunction when he steals his wife’s ashes and sets off on an impulsive odyssey through America’s heartland in the charming new road trip comedy, Monuments.

Ted (David Sullivan) encounters a cast of eccentric characters, who direct and misdirect him on his mission to find something he’d lost long before the death of his wife Laura (Marguerite Moreau).  As he journeys on a cross-country trek to Chicago, where he hopes to lay her to rest, Ted is followed by Laura’s bickering family – and by visions of Laura herself.

Monuments infuses humor and hope into a story of mourning, loss, and marriage to create one of the best feel good indie films of 2021.

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 simply connect your computer or mobile device to your TV using an HDMI cord.

$12 per household

 

 

 

 

Rockfield: The Studio On The Farm

Fifty years ago, deep in the Welsh countryside, brothers Kingsley and Charles Ward were starting out in the family dairy farming business. But they yearned to do something different – they wanted to make music. So they built a studio in the attic of their farmhouse and started recording with their friends. Kingsley’s new wife, Ann, left her job in the local bank to do the books, and they continued farming all the while. Animals were kicked out of barns to make way for recording equipment, and musicians were moved into Ann’s spare bedroom. Inadvertently, they’d launched the world’s first independent residential recording studio.

Rockfield’s reputation spread like wildfire, quickly garnering international acclaim. From Black Sabbath, Hawkwind and Queen, to Simple MInds, Iggy Pop and Robert Plant, and later Oasis, The Stone Roses, The Charlatans, Manic Street Preachers and Coldplay - an unbelievable roll call of artists have made music and mayhem at Rockfield.

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.

$10 per household

 

 

 

 

Los Hermanos / The Brothers

"A remarkable film about a family ensnared in geopolitics and two brothers who lead very different lives and yet never lose their instinctual connection" (San Francisco Chronicle).

Two Cuban-born brothers, both virtuoso musicians – Aldo and Ilmar López-Gavilán – live on opposite sides of the geopolitical chasm that separates the U.S. and Cuba. Although they lead very different existences, the brothers have an instinctual connection. Following their parallel lives in New York and Havana, the film offers an amazingly heartfelt – though often startling – view of estranged nations through the lens of music and family. In capturing their momentous reunion and electrifying first performances together, the film shows how family bonds can transcend politics. Featuring an electrifying, genre-bending score composed by Aldo and performed with his brother, Ilmar, and with guest appearances by maestro Joshua Bell and the Harlem Quartet.

Be sure to keep an eye out for scenes filmed at the Chautauqua Institution!

Clicking on the button below will take you to First Run Features. You can watch on your computer, phone, or tablet, or cast to your Google Chromecast or Smart TV. You can also download the First Run Features 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.

$10 per household

 

 

 

 

 

Duty Free

“A tender love poem from son to mother” (CBS News).

After a 75 year-old immigrant mother is fired without cause from her lifelong job as a hotel housekeeper, her son takes her on a bucket-list adventure to reclaim her life. As she struggles to find work, he documents a journey that uncovers the economic insecurity shaping not only her future, but that of an entire generation.

Clicking on the button below will take you to Vimeo. You can watch on your computer, phone, or tablet, or cast to your Google Chromecast or Smart TV. You can also download the Vimeo 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.

$12 per household

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.