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The Wiz


Location: Bartos Screening Room

In celebration of the film’s 40th anniversary

Dir. Sidney Lumet. 1978, 135 mins. 35mm. With Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Lena Horne, Nipsey Russell. In this retelling of The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy (Diana Ross) is a young teacher living in Harlem who is swept away to Oz. The first movie to be filmed at Kaufman Astoria Studios after it reopened in the 1970s, The Wiz transformed many recognizable New York City sites into the Land of Oz. Filled with hit songs and an all-star cast, this re-imagining of the classic film has become a classic in its own right.

Recommended for ages 8+

Bonus fun: After the film, find the set models from The Wiz in the Museum’s Behind the Screen exhibition and learn more about how the movie was made.

Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $7 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)

Ticket purchase includes same-day admission to the Museum (see gallery hours). View the Museum’s ticketing policy here. For more information on membership and to join online, visit our membership page.