Friday, September 19, 2008

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl at Fredonia Opera House Sept. 26

Opera House to Screen “Kit Kittredge: An American Girl” FREE
as part of Family Night at the Movies
FREDONIA – The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present the feature film “Kit Kittredge: An American Girl” on Fri., Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the D.R. Barker Library as part of Family Night at the Movies, admission to the film is FREE.

Family Night at the Movies features films based on or that inspire books for children. The series was developed as a way for adults to share the excitement of reading and great family entertainment with the children in their lives. The Book Nook has donated several copies of the book, which will be given away in a drawing before the film.

Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin stars as Kit Kittredge in this, the first feature film based on the hugely popular American Girl book series. In the tale, Kit is a resourceful young girl whose bravery, compassion and determination help her solve a mystery that saves her family’s home during the Great Depression. The film’s all-star cast includes two-time Oscar nominee Joan Cusack, Tony Award winner Jane Krakowski, Chris O’Donnell, Julia Ormond, Stanley Tucci and Glenne Headly

Bright, inquisitive and generous, Kit is a natural born leader. But her happy childhood is abruptly interrupted when her father (O’Donnell) loses his car dealership and must leave Cincinnati to look for work. Kit and her mother Margaret (Ormond) are left to manage on their own, growing vegetables, selling eggs and even taking in an assortment of boarders including an itinerant magician (Tucci), a dance instructor on the prowl for a husband (Krakowski) and a zany mobile librarian (Cusack).

When a crime spree sweeps Cincinnati and Kit, her mother and their boarders become the latest victims, the Kittredges face losing their home to foreclosure. Determined to track down the culprit and recover the stolen money, Kit uncovers a plot that goes far beyond Cincinnati.

Random drawings at the start of each film award gift bags to lucky winners. The bags not only include copies of the book on which the movie is based, but other related prizes as well. For “Kit Kittredge” the prizes also include movie posters and stickers.
For more information, contact the Opera House at 716/679-1891 or visit Chautauqua County’s only year-round performing arts center, the 1891 Fredonia Opera House is a member-supported, not-for-profit organization located in the Village Hall in downtown Fredonia

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