Sunday, November 30 at 12:00pm | General Admission: $8 • Loft members and children 12 & under: $6
Join us as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of The Greatest Year in Hollywood History with special screenings of some of the most beloved classics from that golden year of 1939! Click here to view The Films of 1939 series schedule.
Judy Garland is Dorothy in this sublime, candy-colored adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s children’s favorite, one of the most beloved film classics of all time.
“The Wizard of Oz remains the weirdest, scariest, kookiest, most haunting and indelible kid-flick-that’s-really-for-adults ever made in Hollywood.” – Entertainment Weekly
Swept away by a tornado to the magical Land of Oz, Kansas farm girl Dorothy Gale (Garland) embarks on a surreal quest to find the titular wizard, joined along the way by a Scarecrow (Ray Bolger), a Tin Man (Jack Haley) and a Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr) and pursued by the vengeful Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Sullivan) and her evil flying monkeys! Will Dorothy ever return to Kansas and discover that there’s truly “no place like home?” MGM’s first truly great musical, The Wizard of Oz was seen as the studio’s prestige production for 1939, and a chance to build on star Garland’s growing popularity. However, the film wasn’t expected to be a box-office smash, much less a perennial favorite that has never gone out of fashion. With carefully timed re-releases and perennial holiday television screenings, it has grown in popularity to become one of the most iconic motion pictures ever made. That’s hardly surprising from a quality standpoint. Expertly directed by Victor Fleming (with help from King Vidor and some key creative input from George Cukor), with a peerless score by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg and featuring an unbeatable cast and memorable musical numbers, The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting landmark of family entertainment that works its magic on children and adults of all ages. (Dir. by Victor Fleming, 1939, USA, 101 mins., Rated G)