Opera House Cinema Series to Screen “Knives Out”

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FREDONIA – The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “Knives Out,” the Agatha Christie-style murder mystery starring Daniel Craig and Jamie Lee Curtis. It will be screened on Sat., Feb. 1, and Tues., Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m.

When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death.

Linda Holmes, on NPR, calls the film “one of the best movies of the year, and one of the most purely enjoyable, as well.” Joe Morgenstern, in the Wall Street Journal, calls it “an entertainment that’s as smart, witty, stylish and exhilarating as any movie lover could wish for.” Brian Truitt, in USA Today, says the film “marries the problem-solving of Sherlock and Columbo with the nuttiness of ‘Clue’.” Brian Lowry, on CNN.com, calls it “a whole lot of fun, intended to keep the audience off-balance right up until the finish.” Rated PG-13 (for thematic elements including brief violence, some strong language, sexual references, and drug material, “Knives Out” runs two hours, 10 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 http://www.fredopera.org. For more information, call the Opera House Box Office at 716-679-1891. The Opera House Cinema Series is sponsored by Lake Shore Savings Bank. Additional support comes from the Arts Services Initiative of WNY’s Give for Greatness grant program.

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 Performing Arts Center 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.