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Pride is back at the Smith!

GENEVA, NY – The Smith Center for the Arts, in partnership with FLX Pride, will present three films to celebrate Pride month – Rocketman, CURED, and Changing the Game. There will be an in-person screening of Rocketman on Friday, June 18th at 7:00pm. To purchase tickets to Rocketman, visit
For CURED and Changing the Game, the public can watch the films on their own and participate in a virtual ZOOM film discussion on Friday, June 25th at 7:00pm for Cured and on Wednesday, June 30th at 7:00pm for Changing the Game. To RSVP to these discussions, patrons can use the following link:
Set to his most beloved songs, Rocketman is the epic musical story of Elton John, his breakthrough years in the 1970s and his transformation from shy piano prodigy to international sensation. The film stars Taron Egerton as Elton John, Bryce Dallas Howard, Richard Madden, and Jamie Bell.
CURED takes viewers inside the David-vs-Goliath battle that led the American Psychiatric Association to remove homosexuality from its manual of mental illnesses in 1973. The film spotlights a diverse group of activists who achieved this epic victory in the movement for LGBTQ equality.
The compelling documentary Changing the Game gets inside the lives of three high school-aged, transgender athletes. The film shows the adversity these athletes face, working harder than their cisgender peers and resiliently facing daily harassment and discrimination.
Due to NYS mandate, only 150 tickets will be on sale for Rocketman and all tickets must be purchased online at! The Smith will not be filling orders over the phone or in-person at the Box Office. There will be no sales available at the door day of the show. Seats will be sold as general admission, but patrons will receive assigned seating when they arrive at the venue.

By purchasing tickets for this event you, and all other ticket holders in your party, agree to abide by The Smith’s COVID-19 policies. These policies include, but are not limited to: wearing a face covering while at the venue, maintaining 6 feet physical distance between yourself and other parties, abiding by all signage posted at The Smith Opera House, and not entering the venue if you, or any member of your party, is feeling ill or has been in close contact with anyone with a known case of COVID 19.

Ticket sales for this show will only be available online through Eventbrite. Will Call tickets will not be available.

For more information regarding The Smith’s COVID-19 policies, please visit our updates page.

The Smith Center for the Arts, stewards of the historic Smith Opera House, provides diverse arts and educational enrichment opportunities year-round for Finger Lakes residents and visitors. The Smith Opera House is at 82 Seneca St. in Geneva, NY. Due to COVID-19, our box office is only open by appointment. If you wish to leave a message for our staff, please email or call (315)781-5483 to leave a voicemail. For more information visit