Opera House presents ‘Logan Lucky’

Summertime sweetness

Submitted Photo: The Fredonia Opera House Cinema Series will screen “Logan Lucky” this Saturday and again on Tuesday, Oct. 17.

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 this Saturday, Oct. 14, and Tuesday, 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 as at Atlanta Motor Speedway. In a fun twist, six NASCAR stars pop up in non-driver cameo roles in the film.

Stephen Whitty, in the New York Daily News, calls the film “slick, surprising summer entertainment from a terrific director who’s having a helluva time just keeping everyone laughing and guessing.” Richard Roeper, in the Chicago Sun-Times, calls it “great fun and one of the most purely entertaining movies of the year.” Peter Travers, in Rolling Stone, calls it “a redneck riff on (Soderbergh’s) ‘Ocean’s 11,’ a cool breeze of summertime sweetness that restores the good name of movie escapism. Daniel Craig is off-the-chain hilarious.” Brian Truitt, in USA Today, says “southern flavor, rampant goofiness and fun twangs go a long way in making director Soderbergh’s cinematic return such a sparkling hoot.”

Rated PG-13 for language and some crude comments, “Logan Lucky” runs one hour, 58 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.