Opera House to screen ‘The Polar Express’ for free

This year the Fredonia Opera House will present “The Polar Express” as a part of their Miracle on Main Street.

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House and Festivals Fredonia will present the animated feature film “The Polar Express” on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Beaver Club as part of the Miracle on Main Street celebration in Fredonia, admission to the film is free.

In “The Polar Express,” the Academy Award-winning team of Tom Hanks and Director Robert Zemeckis (“Forrest Gump,” “Cast Away”) reunite for an inspiring adventure about a doubting young boy who takes an extraordinary magical train ride to the North Pole. In doing so, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

Based on the beloved Caldecott Medal children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg, “The Polar Express” combines classic storytelling with a highly advanced version of motion capture technology developed and tailored to meet Zemeckis’ uncompromising vision. It was the first feature film ever to be shot entirely in this format. Rated PG for fantasy adventure action, “The Polar Express” runs 99 minutes.

Free admission tickets are available only at the door on the day of the show. Seating is limited to 400; and patrons are reminded that there is no food or drink allowed in the Opera House and that all children must be accompanied by an adult. 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.

Festivals Fredonia is comprised of a group of committed volunteers who aim to contribute to a high quality of life in Fredonia and surrounding communities by presenting lively, varied recreation and cultural opportunities to Village and area residents. For the full schedule of Festivals events, visit www.FestivalsFredonia.org..

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