Opera House Cinema Series to screen ‘Baby Driver’

Epic getaway chase

Submitted Photo The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will screen “Baby Driver” as part of the Opera House Cinema Series. It will be shown Saturday, Sept. 23, and Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m.

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 Saturday, Sept. 23, and Tuesday, 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 heist threatens his life, love and freedom.

Richard Roeper, in the Chicago Sun-Times, calls the film “one of the most entertaining thrill rides of this year, this decade.” Joe Morgenstern, in the Wall Street Journal, calls it “a terrific night at the movies.” Peter Howell, in the Toronto Star, says it’s “that blast of energy we’ve all been waiting for.” Ty Burr, in the Boston Globe, says the film “somehow maintains a tone of sweetness even as bullets fly, blood spurts, and gears are stripped.” Lindsey Bahr, in the Associated Press, says “there’s nothing like an epic getaway chase to kick a movie into high gear, and the first five minutes of Baby Driver are pure movie magic.”

Rated R for violence and language throughout, “Baby Driver” runs one hour, 52 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 and 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.