Movies

13 Nov 20170 The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “Lucky,” starring the late character actor Harry Dean Stanton.  It will be screened on Sat., Nov. 18, and Tues., Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m. “Lucky” follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off-the-map desert town. Having outlived and out-smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky (Stanton) finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self-exploration, leading towards that which is so often unattainable: enlightenment.  Acclaimed character actor John Carroll Lynch’s directorial...

1 Nov 20170 The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “Victoria & Abdul,” starring Academy Award-winner Dame Judi Dench and Ali Fazal.  The extraordinary true story of a unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s remarkable rule, it will be screened on Sat., Nov. 11 and Tues., Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. When Abdul Karim (Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen Victoria’s (Dench) Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to...

20 Oct 20170 St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will again be offering Halloween weekend entertainment in the city by hosting a special screening of the classic 1920 horror film, “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” on Saturday, October 28 at 7pm. The film, which is based on the book “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson, starred legendary actor John Barrymore. The silent movie will be accompanied by Jack Bollman, Organist at St. Stephen’s in Olean, NY on St. Luke’s Aeolin Skinner organ. In this original film portrayal of the story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, John Barrymore takes on the double role of the kindly Doctor...

18 Oct 20170 The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present the new documentary “California Typewriter” in a special one-night-only screening on Tues., Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m.  Critics are calling it “an ode to the iconic writing instrument.” “California Typewriter” is a documentary portrait of artists, writers, and collectors who remain steadfastly loyal to the typewriter as a tool and muse, featuring Tom Hanks, John Mayer, David McCullough, Sam Shepard, and others.  It also movingly documents the struggles of California Typewriter, one of the last-standing repair shops in America dedicated to keeping the aging machines clicking. In the...

5 Oct 20170 UCAN City Mission is hosting a Red Carpet screening of Same Kind of Different As Me on Wednesday, October 18, two days before its national release. The PG-13 film will be shown at 7 p.m. at Lakewood Cinema 8. It tells the true story of international art dealer Ron Hall, who must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the most remarkable journey of their lives. The movie stars Greg Kinnear, Renee Zellweger, and Djimon Hounsou.  Jon Voight plays Hall's father, with whom he reconciles, thanks to the revelations of his new life. Same Kind of...

4 Oct 20170 The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “Logan Lucky,” one of this summer’s most popular and best-reviewed action films.   Directed by Steven Soderbergh, it stars Channing Tatum, Daniel Craig, Adam Driver and Katie Holmes, and will be screened on Sat., Oct. 14 and Tues., Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. Trying to reverse a family curse, brothers Jimmy (Tatum) and Clyde Logan (Driver) set out to execute an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The production was filmed at Charlotte Motor Speedway during the actual NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 and the Bank of America 500, as well...

28 Sep 20170 The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “Year by the Sea,” about a woman’s quest to rediscover herself.   It stars Karen Allen and Celia Imrie, and will be screened on Sat., Oct. 7 and Tues., Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. The film is based on the best-selling memoirs of Joan Anderson.  After 30 years as a wife and mother, empty nester Joan (Allen) retreats to Cape Cod rather than follow her relocated husband to Kansas. Intent to rediscover herself but plagued with guilt, she questions her decision until stumbling upon a spirited mentor.  Supported by her literary agent and a host of locals, including a sexy fisherman,...

25 Sep 20170 The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “The Glass Castle,” the true story based on the best-selling memoir of the same name.   It stars Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, and will be screened on Sat., Sept. 30 and Tues., Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family, “The Glass Castle” is a remarkable story of unconditional love.  Oscar-winner Larson brings Jeannette Walls’ best-selling memoir to life as a young woman who, influenced by the joyfully wild nature of her deeply dysfunctional father (Harrelson), found the fiery determination to carve out a...

13 Sep 20170 The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “Baby Driver,” one of the summer’s biggest blockbuster action films.   It stars Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm and Jamie Foxx, and will be screened on Sat., Sept. 23, and Tues., Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. In “Baby Driver,” a talented, young getaway driver (Elgort) named Baby relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed...

7 Sep 20170 The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” the sequel to the Oscar-winning “An Inconvenient Truth.”   It will be screened on Sat., Sept. 16, and Tues., Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. A decade after “An Inconvenient Truth” brought the climate crisis into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy.  Cameras follow him...
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