Chauncey Sat, Jul 24
Series Info
Series:FilmScene in the Park
Film Info
Runtime:134 minutes
Director:Sidney Lumet
Year Released:1978
Production Country:English


Presented in partnership with the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department

Inaugural year design, engineering and construction support from RDG Planning & Design, Raker Rhodes Engineering and McComas Lacina Construction

"A spectacular, joyous production." —Washington Post

"This trip up the yellow-brick road has something to please almost everyone."  —Sky Cinema

When Harlem schoolteacher Dorothy (Diana Ross) tries to save her dog from a strorm, she's miraculously whisked away to an urban fantasy land called 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 goes in search of the Wiz, she's joined by the Scarecrow (Michael Jackson), the Tin Man (Nipsey Russell) and the Cowardly Lion (Ted Ross).

Admission is free and open to the public. Seating will be first-come-first-served for all FilmScene in the Park screenings, with movies beginning at sunset. Healthy and safety protocols will be in place including social distancing aided by painted markers on the lawn.  FilmScene's indoor restrooms will be available for use, and concessions will be available for purchase at all FilmScene in the Park screenings.