The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will screen the family comedy "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" 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 generally features films based on or that inspire books for children. The series was 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.
"Diary of a Wimpy Kid" is based on Jeff Kinney's illustrated novel about a wise-cracking sixth-grade student named Greg Heffley. To Greg (Zachary Gordon), middle school is the dumbest idea ever invented. It's a place rigged with hundreds of social landmines, not the least of which are morons, wedgies, swirlies, bullies, lunchtime banishment to the cafeteria floor and a festering piece of cheese with nuclear cooties.
“Diary of a Wimpy Kid” will be shown Friday at the Fredonia Opera House.
To survive the never-ending ordeal and attain the recognition and status he feels he so richly deserves, Greg devises an endless series of can't-miss schemes, all of which, of course, go awry. And he's getting it all down on paper, via a diary "it's NOT a diary, it's a journal!" Greg insists, preferring the less-sissified designation filled with his opinions, thoughts, tales of family trials and tribulations, and (would-be) schoolyard triumphs. "One day when I'm famous," writes Greg, "I'll have better things to do than answer people's stupid questions all day." So was born the Wimpy Kid's diary.
"Diary of a Wimpy Kid" is rated PG for some rude humor and language, and runs 94 minutes.
Free admission tickets are available only at the door on the night of the show. Seating is limited to 400; and 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.
Family Night at the Movies continues with the animated film "Scooby Doo in Camp Scare" on Oct. 7 and "Yogi Bear" on Nov. 11.
Chautauqua County's only year-round performing arts center, the 1891 Fredonia Opera House is a member-supported, not-for-profit organization located in the Village Hall in downtown Fredonia.