Opera House Cinema Series to Screen “Rocketman”

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FREDONIA – The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is the Elton John biopic, “Rocketman.” It will be screened on Sat., July 27, and Tues., July 30, at 7:30 p.m.

“Rocketman” is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story – set to John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton – tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture. The film also stars Jamie Bell as John’s longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as Elton’s first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton’s mother, Sheila Farebrother.

Courtney Small, in Cinema Axis, calls the film “a magical experience that is as vivacious and fearless as Elton John himself.” Katie Walsh, in the Tribune News Service, calls it a “dizzy, delirious jukebox musical.” Daniel Goodwin, in Starburst, calls it “far more than just a biopic. It’s an experience.” Kiko Martinez, in the San Antonio Current, says it’s “a cosmic celebration of an unmatched talent.” Rated R for language throughout, some drug use and sexual content, “Rocketman” runs two hours, one minute.

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.