The drama-comedy “Somewhere in Queens,” starring Ray Romano and for which he also served as director, will be shown as the next film in the Cinema Series at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center. It is scheduled to be shown at 7:30 p.m. on both Saturday and Tuesday.
Leo Russo, played by Romano, leads a quiet existence in Queens, New York, with his wife Angela (played by Laurie Metcalf), their reserved but gifted son “Sticks” (played by Jacob Ward), and Leo’s close-knit network of Italian-American family and neighborhood acquaintances.
Romano also plays Leo. Leo lives for each week for Sticks’ high-school basketball games, never missing a chance to cheer on his only kid as he commands the floor as a top athlete. Although he is content working at the family construction firm alongside his father (Tony Lo Bianco) and younger brother (Sebastian Maniscalco), Leo lives for each week for Sticks’ games.
“Somewhere in Queens” is classified R for language and contains sexual material.
Leo jumps at the opportunity to give a plan for his future, away from the family construction company, when the high-school senior gets an unexpected and life-changing opportunity to play basketball in college. Leo’s life will never be the same. But when Sticks has an unexpected breakup that threatens to derail him, Leo goes to unanticipated measures to ensure that his son continues along this new road.
On the night of each showing, tickets can be purchased at the door for the following prices: $7 for adults, $6.50 for seniors and Opera House members, and $5 for students. At the box office, you can purchase a book of ten movie passes for the price of $60, or you can buy them online at www.fredopera.org. Call the Opera House Box Office at 716-679-1891 for any further information you may want.
The Metropolitan Opera House provides assistive listening headphones for those who struggle with their hearing. You just need to ask for one from any of the ushers or staff members.
The Opera House Cinema Series is made possible with the support of Lake Shore Savings Bank. In addition, the programming at the Opera House is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts, which receives assistance from the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, as well as the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County, which raises money for local arts organizations.