Opera House Cinema Series to Screen ‘Book Club’

‘Perfect, fun, feel-good film

Submitted Photo “Book Club” will be screened on Saturday, July 21, and Tuesday, July 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the Fredonia Opera House.

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is the summer hit comedy “Book Club,” starring Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Diane Keaton and Mary Steenburgen.

It will be screened on Saturday, July 21, and Tuesday, July 24, at 7:30 p.m.

Four lifelong friends’ (Keaton, Fonda, Bergen and Steenburgen) lives are turned upside down — to hilarious ends — when their book club attempts to shake things up by tackling the infamous “Fifty Shades of Grey.” From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter. Also starring Andy Garcia, Don Johnson and Craig T. Nelson, this dream cast “delivers the perfect, fun, feel-good film!”

David Sims, in The Atlantic, calls the film “a sure-fire bet to be the breeziest two hours you spend in the theater this summer.”

Adam Graham, in the Detroit News, calls it “a comedy with heart and a message of friendship.” Katie Erbland, in indieWire, calls it “light entertainment meant to be shared, a big glass of summer fun that goes down easy.” Leah Greenblatt, in Entertainment Weekly, says “in an industry that defines ‘mature audiences’ as anyone old enough to vote, a movie centered entirely on women over 65 — a sex comedy, no less — feels like some kind of small Hollywood miracle!” Rated PG-13 for sex-related material throughout and for language, “Book Club” runs one hour, 44 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. Thanks to the generous support of an anonymous donor, the first 20 SUNY Fredonia students at each screening are admitted free. 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.