The 1891 Fredonia Opera House has announced new start times for its live stage performances and cinema series films beginning in January.
"To satisfy requests from patrons, we are streamlining start times for the majority of our events this coming year, to help make them easier to remember and improve convenience," says Opera House Executive Director Rick A. Davis.
Beginning with the Cinema Series film "The Sessions" on Jan. 5 and 8, all movies and live event stage performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. "That means our movie times will be easier to remember as 'Saturday and Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m.'" says Davis. "Our live concerts and stage performances also will start at 7:30 p.m. for consistency."
The 1891 Fredonia Opera House has announced new start times for its live stage performances and cinema series films beginning in January with the movie “The Sessions.” “The Sessions” stars John Hawkes and Helen Hunt, who have both been nominated for Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards and are touted as potential Oscar nominees. It will be screened on Jan. 5 & 8 with a 7:30 p.m. start time both evenings.
Davis says the only exceptions to the new start times will be the Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival concerts, which will continue to begin at 8 p.m. with pre-concert conversations before each concert at 7 p.m. He also notes that start times for Live at the Met transmissions and any other live satellite transmission events will continue to be guided by the hosting organization of the live performance (the Metropolitan Opera for Live at the Met, for example).
This change comes on the heels of patron requests for earlier and more consistent start times. SUNY Fredonia's Rockefeller Arts Center made a similar change this past fall following a survey of its patrons which yielded comparable results - patrons prefer an earlier show time.
Chautauqua County's only performing arts center presenting its own programming year-round, the 1891 Fredonia Opera House is a member-supported not-for-profit organization located in Village Hall in downtown Fredonia. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.fredopera.org.