Opera House cinema series to screen ‘A Dog’s Way Home’

Submitted Photo “A Dog’s Way Home,” will be screened this Saturday and Tuesday March 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the Fredonia Opera House.

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “A Dog’s Way Home,” the heartwarming story of a lost dog’s journey home. It will be screened this Saturday and Tuesday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m.

As a puppy, Bella finds her way into the arms of Lucas, a young man who gives her a good home. When Bella becomes separated from Lucas, she soon finds herself on an epic 400-mile journey to reunite with her beloved owner. Along the way, the lost but spirited dog touches the lives of an orphaned mountain lion, a down-on-his-luck veteran and some friendly strangers who happen to cross her path.

Courtney Howard, in Variety, calls the film a “family-friendly adventure, reminiscent of ‘The Incredible Journey’.” Tomris Laffly, on RogerEbert.com, calls it “a good dog movie with its heart in the right place.” J. Don Birnam, in Splash Report , says it’s “an adorable, heart-warming story for kids and dogs and nature lovers alike … a big, warm, therapy blanket, like a comfort dog itself.” Rated PG for thematic elements, some peril and language, “A Dog’s Way Home” runs one hour, 37 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.