Opera House Cinema Series to screen ‘RED 2’

“RED 2,” the action comedy starring Helen Mirren, Bruce Willis, John Malkovich and Anthony Hopkins, is the next featured film in the Fredonia Opera House Cinema Series. It will be screened Saturday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

In “RED 2,” the high-octane sequel to the 2010 worldwide sleeper hit “RED,” retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses (Willis) reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. To succeed, they’ll need to survive an army of relentless assassins, ruthless terrorists and power-crazed government officials, all eager to get their hands on the next-generation weapon. The mission takes Frank and his motley crew to Paris, London and Moscow. Outgunned and outmanned, they have only their cunning wits, their old-school skills, and each other to rely on as they try to save the world and stay alive in the process.

Lisa Kennedy, in the Denver Post calls the film “ridiculously action-packed and just as endearing.”

James Rocchi, in MSN Movies, says “not only is it better than its predecessor, it is miles better.”

Soren Anderson, in the Seattle Times, says the film “has its share of surprises, and the biggest of these is how funny the picture is and how very much fun the actors in it seem to be having.”

Rated PG-13 for pervasive action and violence including frenetic gunplay, and for some language and drug material, “RED 2” runs 116 minutes.

The Opera House Cinema Series is sponsored by Lake Shore Savings Bank. 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 www.fredopera.org. For more information, call the Opera House Box Office at 679-1891. The Series continues with Woody Allen’s critically acclaimed latest film, “Blue Jasmine,” on Sept. 21 & 24; and “The Butler,” starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, on Sept. 28 & Oct. 1.

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.