"The Woman in Black," a dark, supernatural thriller starring Daniel Radcliffe, is the next featured film at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House. It will be screened on Saturday at 8 p.m. and April 17 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Opera House Cinema Series.
In "The Woman in Black," Arthur Kipps (Radcliffe) is a recently widowed lawyer whose grief has put his career in jeopardy. He is sent to a remote village to sort out the affairs of a recently deceased eccentric. But upon his arrival, it soon becomes clear that everyone in the town is keeping a deadly secret. Although the townspeople try to keep Kipps from learning their tragic history, he soon discovers that the house belonging to his client is haunted by the ghost of a woman determined to find someone and something she lost; and no one not even the children are safe from her vengeance.
Claudia Puig, in USA Today, calls the film "a tasteful, old-school frightener, emphasizing suspense and foreboding over blood and guts."
Lisa Schwarzbaum, in Entertainment Weekly, calls it "an old-fashioned, tastefully constrained supernatural thriller."
Bill Goodykoontz, in the Arizona Republic, says the film "pushes all the right scary-movie buttons while creating a marvelously creepy atmosphere."
Rated PG-13 for thematic material and violence/disturbing images, "The Woman in Black" runs 95 minutes.
Tickets to the Opera House Cinema Series are available at the door for $7 (adults), $6.50 (seniors & Opera House members) and $5 (students) the night of each screening. For more information, call the Opera House Box Office at 679-1891. The Series continues with the Academy Award-nominated "Albert Nobbs," on April 21 & 24; the frightening action thriller, "The Grey," on April 28 & May 1; and the comedy, "Wanderlust," on May 12 & 15.
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.