Saturday, December 9, 2023

Malco Theatres Host “Metropolitan Opera: Madama Butterfly” on April 2

malco 3 madama butterflyOxford’s Malco Theatres will host the “Metropolitan Opera: Madama Butterfly” on Saturday, April 2.

The opera will show at 11:55 a.m., and will last for 220 minutes at the Malco Oxford Commons Cinema.

malco 2 madama butterfly“The opera takes place in the Japanese port city of Nagasaki at the turn of the last century, at a time of expanding American international presence,” said. “The title character of Madama Butterfly—a young Japanese geisha who clings to the belief that her arrangement with a visiting American naval officer is a loving and permanent marriage—is one of the defining roles in opera.”

The opera was written by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924), and is known for his mature works.

More Malco Movies: “Batman vs. Superman” and “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2”

On March 26, the Malco Theatres hosted two premiere parties for adults and families.

For families, the Malco Oxford Commons Cinema Grill hosted a celebration for the release of “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice” at 206 Commonwealth Blvd. For those 13 years old and older, the Malco Oxford Studio Cinema hosted a celebration for the release of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” at 1111 West Jackson Ave.

malcoAccording to Director of Marketing, Karen Scott, each theatre party had door prizes. At the Commonwealth Boulevard location, each person had the chance to win free Insomnia Cookies at the “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” release party. There was a special ticket under each seat, and the winning ticket holder received free Insomnia Cookies. At the Jackson Avenue location, children were encouraged to wear their favorite super hero costume.

Among the festivities, the Malco Oxford Studio Cinema theatre accepted donations to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Oxford, Mississippi.

“Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” are currently still playing at the Malco. Visit for movie times, tickets, locations and events.

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