FREDONIA - The holiday film classic "It's a Wonderful Life" will be shown at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Friday at 7 p.m. As a special holiday gift to the community from the Opera House, admission is free.
"It's a Wonderful Life" stars Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed in the Christmas Eve tale of how one man's life made a difference in the lives of many. Named "one of the best films ever made" by the American Film Institute and ranked No. 1 on the organization's list of the most inspirational American movies of all time, the film also has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.
The 1946 Frank Capra film has become a holiday classic and receives wide airplay on cable television stations throughout the holidays.
"There's nothing like seeing this wonderful film on the big screen though," said Opera House executive director Rick Davis. "So we hope people will take a break from their busy schedules to come enjoy this heartwarming story in an Opera House beautifully decorated for the holidays."
Chautauqua County's only performing arts center presenting its own programming year-round, the 1891 Fredonia Opera House is a member-supported, nonprofit organization located in Village Hall in downtown Fredonia. For a complete schedule of events, visit fredopera.org.