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Opera house announces partnership with Emerging Pictures

By Staff | Nov 10, 2011

The Opera House is pleased to announce our new partnership with Emerging Pictures. This exciting change will take place beginning 11.11.11 (November 11, 2011). Emerging Pictures specializes in limited release arthouse and independent, foreign, and documentary films. This is exciting for the Opera House as our team strives to keep the independent theater atmosphere alive and Emerging Pictures provides the best content to small theaters. The dynamic range of entertainment the Opera House now has access to will bring more culture and entertainment to the theater on a regular basis.

The first films shown at the theater under this partnership include :

“Being Elmo”

The Muppet Elmo is one of the most beloved characters among children across the globe. Meet the unlikely man behind the puppet – the heart and soul of Elmo – Kevin Clash. Also starring Whoopi Goldberg and Frank Oz.

Saturday 11/12, 3pm

“Black Power Mixtape”

Footage shot by a group of Swedish journalists documenting the Black Power Movement in the United States is edited together by a contemporary Swedish filmmaker. Starring Angela Davis, Stokely Carmichael, and Bobby Seale.

Friday 11/11, 6pm

Saturday 11/12, 7:30pm

“El Bulli”

For six months of the year, renowned Spanish chef Ferran Adria closes his restaurant El Bulli — repeatedly voted the world’s best — and works with his culinary team to prepare the menu for the next season. An elegant, detailed study of food as avant-garde art, EL BULLI: COOKING IN PROGRESS is a rare inside look at some of the world’s most innovative and exciting cooking.

Saturday 11/12, 5pm

“Women on the 6th Floor”

In 1960s Paris, a conservative couple’s lives are turned upside down by two Spanish maids. (French)

Friday 11/11, 8pm

Sunday 11/13, 6pm

Opera at the Opera House

Sunday Nov. 13

Tosca, Giocomo Puccini

Captured live at the Royal Opera House

Running time: 194 minutes including two intermissions

Puccini’s Tosca is an irresistible combination of passion, tenderness, pathos, and despair that immediately grabs your attention and races to its terrible conclusion.

Sunday 11/13, 2pm

The Opera House will also feature world class production ballet programs such as Sleeping Beauty LIVE, The Nutcracker, and others (schedules and further titles to be announced).

The Shepherdstown Opera House features the finest films and music in a historic, intimate atmosphere since 1910. The Opera House is one of the oldest, longest running cinemas in the country. In 2010, award-winning filmmaker and writer, Lawrence Cumbo purchased the theater to carry on the tradition of the theater over the next century! The Opera House utilizes the latest technology to offer audiences a dynamic, cultural experience. The theater is now open 7 days a week for not only scheduled films and performances; but also providing a wonderful space for private and corporate rentals. For more information on the Opera House please visit www.operahouselive.com; schedule recording line 304-876-3704.

For all press inquiries, contact Lisa Ellery at lisa.ellery@operahouselive.com