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The Canon

There are certain films that transcend the medium. These are films that have become part of the fabric of our culture, known through images, quotes, music, and story by more than just the people who have seen them. To see these classic films the way they were meant to be, on archival 35mm, has become a rarity. Rochester audiences, however, are lucky enough to still experience cinema this way, here at the Dryden Theatre. Starting in October and throughout the fall, the Dryden will bring some of these beloved films out of the vault for the entire family to enjoy. First up: the classic flop-turned-enduring-favorite, The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939).
 

Events in this Series

Sunday, October 20, 2019, 2 p.m.

The Wizard of Oz

Dryden Theatre

The Canon. Judy Garland gives an endearing performance as the young Dorothy Gale, who is swept away by a tornado to the Land of Oz.

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Sunday, November 3, 2019, 2 p.m.

The Gold Rush

Dryden Theatre

The Canon. Bursting with iconic imagery, Charlie Chaplin’s first starring vehicle for United Artists was a blockbuster hit.

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Sunday, November 17, 2019, 2 p.m.

Giant

Dryden Theatre

The Canon. Land, money, and oil form the lifeblood of Giant. Considering the long shadow cast by James Dean, who died and became an instant legend soon after filming wrapped on this epic western, it’s easy to forget that the film’s real star is actually 23-year-old Liz Taylor.

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