The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “Christopher Robin.” It will be screened this Saturday and Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m.
In Disney’s heartwarming live-action adventure, “Christopher Robin,” the young boy who loved embarking on adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with a band of spirited and loveable stuffed animals, has grown up and lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside.
The film stars Ewan McGregor as Christopher Robin and the voices of Jim Cummings as Pooh and Tigger, Brad Garrett as Eeyore and Peter Capaldi as Rabbit.
Michael O’Sullivan, in the Washington Post, calls the film “a sweetly good-natured fable.” David Fear, in Rolling Stone, calls it “a superior model of library-card nostalgia.” Richard Roeper, in the Chicago Sun Times, calls it “Simple. Sweet. Effective. And it’s always nice to revisit the Hundred Acre Wood.” Britton Peele, in the Dallas Morning News, says “sometimes the timing of a good story is everything; and this particular story comes at a time when the world at large needs a little more hope, a little more innocence and a lot more Pooh.” Rated PG for some action, “Christopher Robin” 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.