December 18, 2009

2009-10 Perry’s Family Film Series at Shea’s Presents Buster Keaton in “The General”

Sunday, January 24th at 2pm

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 Sunday, January 24, at 2 p.m. with the 1927 SILENT FILM “The General” starring Buster Keaton, with live accompaniment by Organist Bruce Woody on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. Doors open at 1 p.m.

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.

Union solders have stolen The General, a Confederate train manned by a would-be Confederate soldier, Johnnie Gray. The Union plans to use the train to supply its soldiers in a sneak attack against the Confederates. It’s up to Gray and his love to reclaim The General, re-cross enemy lines, and warn the Confederates.

2009-10 Perry’s Ice Cream Free Family Film Series

Remaining 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

Dates, times, films subject to change.

Originally built as a movie house when it opened in 1926, Shea’s offers the presentation of a silent film every January in celebration of the theatre’s annual anniversary and this year, in recognition of its 84th Anniversary. Offering the Free Family Film Series is a way “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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