WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9 & FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11 AT 7:00PM | GENERAL ADMISSION: $15 • LOFT MEMBERS: $12 | TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY | WE CANNOT ACCEPT PASSES FOR THIS SCREENING
all proceeds benefit the non-profit loft cinema
MOVIE + SNACK COMBO: GENERAL ADMISSION: $25 • LOFT MEMBERS: $20 (combo includes admission + one large bag of fresh popcorn and one bottled water or canned soda)
This Open Air Cinema presentation will take place outdoors at The Loft Cinema, and seating is limited (sanitized chairs will be provided, or you can supply your own). The Loft Cinema adheres to all current health and safety guidelines. Social Distancing will be strictly enforced, and masks must be worn at all times (except when eating/drinking). Let’s have a fun, safe and unforgettable night at the movies, Open Air style!
“A sublimely happy moviegoing experience! Spectacular and joyous … generates a mood of wonder and sentimental rapture.” Gary Arnold, Washington Post
Ease on down the yellow-brick road with Diana Ross and friends in The Wiz, the spectacular, Oscar-nominated big screen version of the smash hit Broadway musical! In this lavish reimagining of the original The Wizard of Oz, Harlem schoolteacher Dorothy (Ross) tries to save her dog from a storm and is miraculously whisked away to the enchanting urban wonderland of Oz. After accidentally killing the Wicked Witch of the East upon her arrival, Dorothy is told about the Wiz (Richard Pryor), a wizard who can help her get back to Manhattan. As Dorothy sets out in search of the Wiz, she’s joined by the Scarecrow (Michael Jackson), the Tin Man (Nipsey Russell) and the Cowardly Lion (Ted Ross). Together, they encounter grand adventure, grave danger, and a whole lot of magic! Featuring breathtaking musical numbers from legendary producer Quincy Jones, imaginative sets and an all-star cast that also includes Lena Horne and Mabel King, this groundbreaking musical (the most expensive Hollywood musical ever made up to that point, and featuring an all-Black cast), is an unforgettable cinematic experience that went on to influence future generations of musical superstars, including Whitney Houston and Beyoncé! (Dir. by Sidney Lumet, 1978, USA. 134 min., Rated G)
This film will be screened with Open Captions.