February 24, 2010


Buffalo, NY – Perry’s Ice Cream FREE FAMILY FILM SERIES at Shea’s Performing Arts Center provides free family-oriented movies to the general public. The 19th Annual Film Series continues on Sunday, February 28, at 2 p.m. (doors open at 1 p.m.) with “SHREK” starring the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and John Lithgow.

Free movie tickets are available to the general public approximately 10 days prior to the film date at Wegman’s Customer Service Desks (Erie/Niagara counties), and at Shea’s Box Office (open M-F, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) Entrance to the theatre is available through Pearl St. and Main St. Movie tickets/seats available on a first-come, first-serve basis only.

Movie Synopsis: A green ogre named Shrek discovers his swamp is overrun with fairytale creatures and must sets out, with a very loud donkey, to ‘persuade’ Lord Farquaad to give him his swamp back. Instead, a deal is made. Farquaad sends Shrek to rescue Princess Fiona, who is waiting for her one true love. But once they head back with Fiona, it starts to become apparent that not only does Shrek like Fiona, but Fiona is keeping something secret.

Remaining Film Schedule:

Sunday, February 28, 2010 at 2 pm

Shrek – Rated PG

Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 2 pm

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial – Rated PG

Shows/dates/times subject to change

Originally built as a movie house when it opened in 1926, Shea’s offers the Free Family Film Series “to provide patrons with the opportunity to experience Shea’s as patrons did during the theatre’s early days,” said Lisa Grisanti, director of marketing and public relations at Shea’s. The movie viewing screen is one of the largest in New York State. The theatre seats 3,019.

The Free Family Film Series is sponsored by Perry’s Ice Cream, Wegmans, The Buffalo News,

Star 102.5 Radio, and a New York State grant secured through the Office of Assembly Member Sam Hoyt.

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