Opera House to screen ‘Rise of the Guardians’ as part of Family Night at the Movies

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will screen the animated family comedy “Rise of the Guardians” on Friday at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Lily Dale Assembly as part of Family Night at the Movies, admission to the film is free.

Family Night at the Movies often features films based on or that inspire books for children. The series was originally developed as a way for adults to share the excitement of reading and great family entertainment with the children in their lives. The Book Nook has donated several books, which will be given away in a drawing before the film.

“Rise of the Guardians” is an epic adventure that tells the story of a group of heroes, each with extraordinary abilities. When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.

Based on William Joyce’s “The Guardians of Childhood” book series and short film, “The Man in the Moon,” the film tells the story of how the Guardians (North or Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, Bunnymund or the Easter Bunny, and the Sandman) enlist Jack Frost to help stop Pitch from engulfing the world in darkness. It features the voices of Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Jude Law and Isla Fisher.

Free admission tickets are available only at the door on the night of the show. Seating is limited to 400; patrons are reminded that there is no food or drink allowed in the Opera House and that all children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact the Opera House at 679-1891 or visit www.fredopera.org.