Opera House Cinema Series to screen ‘Going in Style’

Submitted Photo “Going in Style” stars Alan Arkin, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine.

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is the comedy “Going in Style.” It will be screened on Saturday, May 13, and Tuesday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m.

In “Going in Style,” Oscar winners Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin team up as lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Al, who decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money. The film also stars two-time Oscar nominee Ann-Margret as Annie, a grocery cashier who’s been checking Al out in more ways than one.

Adam Graham, in the Detroit News, calls the film “a hug from grandpa. And who couldn’t use more of those?” Peter Hartlaub, in the San Francisco Chronicle, says “my face physically hurt from grinning throughout the movie.” Bill Zwecker, in the Chicago Sun-Times, says “while this charming movie will be targeted to senior audiences, I hope younger generations check it out – as the humor and underlying messages are truly universal.” Rated PG-13 for drug content, language and some suggestive material, “Going in Style” runs one hour, 36 minutes.

The Opera House Cinema Series is sponsored by Lake Shore Savings Bank. Tickets are available at the door for $7 (adults), $6.50 (seniors & Opera House members) and $5 (students) the night of each screening. A book of 10 movie passes is available for $60 at the door or online at www.fredopera.org. For more information, call the Opera House Box Office at 679-1891.

The Opera House is equipped with individualized closed captioning headsets for the deaf as well as with assistive listening headsets for the hearing-impaired. Simply request one from any usher or Opera House staff member.

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House is a member-supported not-for-profit performing arts center located in Village Hall in downtown Fredonia. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.fredopera.org.