The Wizard of Oz
Showing: Sunday 22nd December at 4pm
Director: Victor Fleming, George Cukor
Cast: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger
Venue: Newcastle Community Cinema
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Runtime: 1hr 42min
Yes you’ve seen it before a dozen times, but on the Big Screen? Thought not. It is just staggering that this cinematic milestone is celebrating its 80th Anniversary, a film still so fresh (98% Certified Fresh, in fact) so innovative, so downright charming , its powers show no signs of diminishing any time soon.
Generations to come will still skip down the Yellow Brick Road with Dorothy & Toto, and still cower from those horrible flying monkeys. It’s inconceivable to think someone may not have seen it, but if they/you haven’t, then this seasonal screening is the perfect opportunity to see why this is one of the most famous films of all time. The songs, the humour, the colours, the characters – everything is still so entrancing from beginning to end in Victor Fleming & George Cukor’s masterpiece, you cannot fail but be swept along all the way to the Emerald City.
There really is no place like home, so bring along everyone you know, and settle in for 100 minutes of perfect escapism from yesteryear.