Opera House Cinema Series to Screen “A Dog’s Journey “

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FREDONIA – The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is the family film, “A Dog’s Journey,” starring Dennis Quaid. It will be screened on Sat., July 20, and Tues., July 23, at 7:30 p.m.

In this sequel to “A Dog’s Purpose,” Bailey (voiced again by Josh Gad) is living the good life on the Michigan farm of his “boy,” Ethan (Quaid). He even has a new playmate: Ethan’s baby granddaughter, CJ, until CJ’s mom decides to take her away. As Bailey’s soul prepares to leave this life for a new one, he makes a promise to Ethan to find CJ and protect her at any cost. Thus begins an adventure through multiple lives filled with love, friendship, devotion, joy, heartbreak, and few really good belly rubs.

Devesh Sharma, in Filmfare, calls the film “destined to put a smile on your face.” Chuck Yarborough, in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, calls is “a must-see for any dog lover.” Josh Terry, in the Deseret (Salt Lake City) News, notes “it’s pretty rare that a sequel improves on an original, but that is certainly the case with Gail Mancuso’s ‘A Dog’s Journey.’” Katie Walsh, in the Los Angeles Times, says “it’s about halfway through the film when one realizes how much deeper (the filmmakers) are going with this dog’s journey… it’s about how dogs can fill the hole in your heart that a person might leave.” Rated PG for thematic content, some peril and rude humor, “A Dog’s Journey” runs one hour, 48 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 http://www.fredopera.org. For more information, call the Opera House Box Office at 716-679-1891.

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 http://www.fredopera.org.