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“Belfast” will be screened on Saturday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center opens its 2022 film series with the semi-autobiographical “Belfast. “ It will be screened Saturday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Opera executive director Rick Davis notes that “Due to the continued high positivity rate for COVID in Chautauqua County, and in accordance with CDC, local and national guidelines, we require that all customers wear masks before, during and after Opera events. Masks should fully and firmly cover the nose and mouth. Gaiters and bandanas are not allowed.

Written and directed by Kenneth Branagh and based on his own childhood, “Belfast” is the story of a nine-year-old boy who must make his way to adulthood through a world that has suddenly changed. His stable and loving community, and everything he thought he understood about life, is forever changed; but the joy, the laughter, the music and the formative magic of the films remain.

The film stars Caitriona Balfe, Judi Dench and Jamie Dornan. Peter Travers, on ABC News, calls out the movie “Oscar favorite for best picture”. Cary Darling, in the Houston Chronicle, calls him “a love letter to grow up in tumultuous times.” Richard Roeper, in the Chicago Sun Times, says “the film is both specific and universal, grandiose and intimate, gently romantic and shockingly violent.” James Berardinelli, in ReelViews, calls him “without a doubt, one of the most touching films of 2021.” Rated PG-13 for strong language and some violence, “Belfast” lasts one hour and 37 minutes.

Tickets are available at the door for $ 7 (adults), $ 6.50 (seniors and members of the Opera) and $ 5 (students) the night of each screening. A 10-pass cinema pass is available for $ 60 at the door or online at www.fredopera.org. For more information, call the Opera ticket office at 716-679-1891. The Opera House movie series is sponsored by Lake Shore Savings Bank.

The Opera is equipped with personalized captioning glasses for the deaf as well as assistive headsets for the hearing impaired. Simply ask for one from any usher or member of the Opera staff. The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center is a non-profit, member-supported performing arts center with a mission to “To present the performing arts for the benefit of our community and our region… providing access to artistic diversity… and to high quality programming at an affordable price. “ It is located in the town hall in downtown Fredonia. For a full calendar of events, visit www.fredopera.org.

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