(Victor Fleming, US 1939, 102 min., 35mm)
The Canon. If ever a film was meant to be seen on the big screen, this is it. Now a cultural icon, this adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s novel was one of the first films to be named to the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. Judy Garland gives an endearing performance as the young Dorothy Gale, who is swept away by a tornado to the Land of Oz. A triumph of costumes, makeup, and set design, and featuring Harold Arlen’s Oscar-winning song “Over the Rainbow,” this film captures the fear, imagination, and wonder of childhood in fantastic Technicolor.
Note start time. Doors open at 1 p.m.
Please call the Dryden Box Office at 585-327-4839 for advance ticket purchases by phone.
Upcoming Events in this Series
Holidays | The Canon. James Stewart and Donna Reed find their way through rough times in Bedford Falls (modeled on nearby Seneca Falls, New York) by way of a loving, dedicated relationship and a little heavenly intervention.
Holidays | The Canon. No holiday season would be complete without an adaptation of Charles Dickens’s yuletide classic, and this is one of the best (released in the United States simply as A Christmas Carol).
Holidays | The Canon. Crooner Bing Crosby stars as Father Charles “Chuck” O’Malley, the easygoing priest who comes from East St. Louis to New York City to bring St. Dominic’s Church out of the dumps.