The Wizard Of Oz Screened In Central Park - Central Park

The Wizard Of Oz Screened In Central Park

Flying Monkeys in the heart of Manhattan?  Subways and Buses and Tourists, Oh my!   Yes, the  Yellow Brick Road is winding through Central Park, tonight, Tuesday, September 29th.  Netflix is sponsoring a 70th anniversary screening of the 1939 classic, “The Wizard Of Oz”.  The showing is free and is taking place at Rumsey Playfield, the site of the annual SummerStage festival.  Before the movie there will be an opening act featuring Jennifer Hudson and Julianne Hough.  Sounds like the perfect way to enjoy an Indian Summer evening in the park.  Ruby slippers optional.

Just the facts:

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

WHO WILL BE PERFORMING AT THE EVENT?

The opening concert will feature contemporary interpretations of classic songs from the “The Wizard of Oz” by Academy Award -winning actress and Grammy Award -winning singer Jennifer Hudson and two-time American Country Music winner and two-time “Dancing with the Stars” winner, Julianne Hough. The show is being produced by and will also feature The Roots’ Grammy Award -winning drummer and record producer Ahmir

?uestlove Thompson and a band assembled especially for the show. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Immediately following the free concert, “The Wizard of Oz” 70th anniversary edition will be shown on site on a giant inflatable screen.

HOW DO I GET TICKETS?

The concert performance and movie screening are free, but seating is first come, first served, so be sure to arrive early for the event.

WHERE WILL THE EVENT TAKE PLACE?

The concert and movie screening will take place outdoors at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, New York. Enter the park at 69th Street and 5th Avenue on the east side or at 72nd Street and Central Park West on the west side.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS RAIN?

There is a back up location in the event of rain. Please check the official site for updates before the show to confirm.

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