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The Smith to Screen Several Films This Winter!


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[The Smith to Screen Several Films This Winter!]


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GENEVA, NY  The Smith Center for the Arts will screen a variety of films this Winter, with ticket prices ranging from Free to $10. As the temperatures drop, get cozy and comfortable watching a movie on the largest movie screen in the Finger Lakes! Explore the list of events and purchase tickets on the Smith’s website. 


To begin the winter season, the Smith will show “Framing Agnes” on Thursday, February 9th at 7:00pm. The film turns the talk show format inside out in response to the media’s ongoing fascination with trans people. The film breathes life into six previously unknown stories from the 1950’s pulled from the archives of the UCLA Gender Clinic. This film captured the attention of 2022’s Sundance Film Festival and continues to spark discussion everywhere it is screened. A talk back will follow this presentation. Tickets can be purchased here


Celebrate a romantic Valentine’s Day at The Smith and enjoy dessert and “The Princess Bride” on Saturday, February 11th at 7:00pm. A cult favorite, this epic love story tells a light-hearted, fantastical tale of heroism and adventure, featuring a star studded cast led by Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Christopher Guest, and Wallace Shawn. The bar and concessions will feature limited edition treats. Tickets can be purchased here


On Saturday, February 18th at 4:00pm, the Smith will host you and your dog for a fun and fanciful screening of the Disney animated classic, “Lady and the Tramp”! Patron’s are encourage to bring along their well-behaved doggies to enjoy this romantic tale of a sheltered uptown Cocker Spaniel dog and a streetwise downtown Mutt. Tickets can be purchased here


As part of the citywide celebration of Geneva’s 125th Anniversary, the Smith will host a free showing of the 1928 silent film “Steamboat Bill, Jr” on Thursday, March 2nd at 2:00pm. Featuring the genius of Buster Keaton’s comedy, this screening will be presented with live musical accompaniment just as it would have been in 1928. The ineffectual son of a cantankerous riverboat captain comes to join his father’s crew creating great excitement and amusement! Join other classic film buffs for a night of laughter at the Smith! More information can be found here


“Singing In The Rain” consistently tops the list of the greatest musical films ever made. On Wednesday, March 8th at 7:00pm, it will be screened on The Smith’s 30′ x 40′ movie screen, the largest in the Finger Lakes! This homage to early filmmaking digs into the grit and glamor of the backstage lives of the actors, technicians, and moguls who muddled through changes in culture and technology with humor and song. Directed and choreographed by Gene Kelly, he also stars, alongside Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds. Purchase tickets here.


Finally, on Thursday, March 9th, at 7:00pm, cult movie lovers will be thrilled to find a screening of the Cohen Brothers’ seminal film “The Big Lebowski.” Ultimate L.A. slacker Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire of the same name, seeks restitution for a rug ruined by debt collectors, enlisting his bowling buddies for help while trying to find the millionaire’s missing wife. In homage to the Day of the Dude (celebrated each March 6th), the Smith’s bar will be selling White Russians! Purchase tickets here

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. To learn more about events offered by The Smith Center for the Arts visit, or visit or call our box office for phone and in-person sales, 10am-4pm, Tuesday-Friday. The Smith Opera House is at 82 Seneca St. in Geneva, NY. Please email or call (315) 781-5483.