FREDONIA - The 1891 Fredonia Opera House has announced that the scheduled Cinema Series screening of Lee Daniels' "The Butler" has been postponed until Oct. 26 and Oct. 29. The movie was originally scheduled to be screened on Saturday and Tuesday.
"The Weinstein Co., the studio that distributes 'The Butler,' has not released the film for short-term screenings, as anticipated," said Rick Davis, Opera House executive director. "Even though the film was released in mid-August, the studio is still restricting its availability only to movie theatres willing to show the film daily for a 14 day-run. Obviously, this is not something the Opera House can do. So we have had to postpone the film until Oct. 26 Oct. 29. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes our patrons."
Davis adds that there is not a replacement for "The Butler" on Saturday and Tuesday.
"No film will be presented that weekend."
Chautauqua County's only performing arts center presenting its own programming year-round, the 1891 Fredonia Opera House is a member-supported not-for-profit organization located in Village Hall in downtown Fredonia. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.fredopera.org.