December 29, 2010

Perry’s Ice Cream Free Family Film Series at Shea’s Presents “The Lost World” on Jan. 16

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 20th Annual Film Series continues Sunday, January 16, at 2 p.m. with the first adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic novel “The Lost World” (1925 SILENT FILM) 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 one week 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.; Sat. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and during shows through intermission. Please call ahead 847-0850 for holiday hours.) 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: London newspaper reporter, Edward Malone, sets out on an expedition to rescue Maple White who is believed to be marooned atop a plateau in the Amazon rumored to be inhabited by dinosaurs.

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 85th 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 President of Shea’s Tony Conte. The movie viewing screen is one of the largest in New York State. The theatre seats 3,019.

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