Opera House Cinema Series to Screen “Yesterday”

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FREDONIA – The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is the summer hit film, “Yesterday.” It will be screened on Sat., Aug. 17, and Tues., Aug. 20, at 7:30 p.m.

From Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle, comes a rock-n-roll comedy about music, dreams, friendship, and the long and winding road that leads to the love of your life.

Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James). Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed … and he finds himself with a very complicated problem, indeed. Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, Jack’s fame explodes. But as his star rises, he risks losing Ellie – the one person who always believed in him. With the door between his old life and his new closing, Jack will need to get back to where he once belonged and prove that all you need is love.

Daniel Kimmel, in New England Movies Weekly, calls the film “a tribute to the Beatles as well as a rich comedy… it’s one of the best movies you’re likely to see this year.” James Berardinelli, in ReelViews, calls it “a feel-good experience.” Allen Adams, in The Maine Edge, says “In terms of a pure good time, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better time at the movies this summer.” Rated PG-13 for suggestive content and language, “Yesterday” runs one hour, 52 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.