Opera House Cinema Series to present ‘80 for Brady’

Lily Tomlin with Tom Brady in the “80 for Brady” movie.

The next film in the Cinema Series at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center is the much-requested “80 for Brady,” starring Sally Field, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno, and Lily Tomlin, and with of course, Tom Brady. It will be screened Saturday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

“80 for Brady” is inspired by the true story of four best friends (Tomlin, Fonda, Moreno and Field) living life to the fullest when they take a wild trip to the 2017 Super Bowl to see their hero, New England Patriot Tom Brady, play.

Time magazine calls the film “brassy, ridiculous, and shameless. It’s also irresistible, maybe because watching older ladies having fun is almost embarrassingly seductive.” The Minneapolis Star Tribune calls it “genuinely inspiring.” The Niagara Gazette calls it “a sweetly engaging comedy of the kind that we don’t see much lately.” The Chicago Tribune says “Fonda, Moreno, Field and Tomlin give their all.” Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, some suggestive references, and some drug content, “80 for Brady” runs one hour, 38 minutes.

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 716-679-1891.

The Opera House is equipped with assistive listening headsets for the hearing-impaired. Simply request one from any usher or staff member.

The Opera House Cinema Series is sponsored by Lake Shore Savings Bank. In addition, Opera House programming is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and by the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County and the Wilson Foundation.

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center is a member-supported not-for-profit performing arts center with a mission to “present the performing arts for the benefit of our community and region … providing access to artistic diversity … and high quality programming at an affordable price.” It is located in Village Hall in downtown Fredonia. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.fredopera.org.


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