“You have no power here! Begone, before somebody drops a house on you, too!”
THE WIZARD OF OZ screens midnights this weekend (August 14th and 15th) and at Noon on Saturday (the 15th) at The Tivoli Theater as part of their ‘Reel Late at The Tivoli’ Midnight Series.
I certainly can’t remember the first time I saw THE WIZARD OF OZ. I just seem to have always known what it was, how the songs go, and each and every character. It rightfully ranks on the list of most folks’ most beloved (if not best) of all time. I grew up with it on annual re-runs that were a big deal every Easter. THE WIZARD OF OZ is full of ironies. It was released in August 1939 to a somewhat indifferent audience and was not a success. Producer Mervyn LeRoy was so financially damaged he swore never to put another cent of his own money in another movie. The film didn’t achieve it’s classic status until it was recycled on TV in the 50’s (more irony: the vast majority of the first TV audiences viewed it in blazing black & white, taking out much of its color-transforming wallop). Unlike so many movies of our childhood, WIZARD OF OZ remains as delightful as ever and this weekend (August 14th and 15th), you’ll have the chance to see it on the big screen when it shows at The Tivoli Theater as part of the Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight show. And if you can’t handle staying up that late, I have good news. THE WIZARD OF OZ will also be screening at noon on Saturday August 15th.
Admission is $8. Hope to see everyone this weekend at The Tivoli!
Here’s the rest of the Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight schedule for the next few weeks:
Aug. 21-22 SPACE JAM
Aug. 28-29 INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE
Sept. 4-5 SPIRITED AWAY
Sept. 11-12 HAROLD AND MAUDE
The Facebook invite for this weekend can be found HERE
The Midnight at the Tivoli Fans Facebook page can be found HERE