Gene Siskel Film Center screening The Wizard of Oz
When: Saturday December 14, 3pm and Tuesday, December 17 6pm
Where: Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N State St, 312-846 2800. Purchase tickets here.
Judy Garland fans if you missed The Wizard of Oz, which screened recently at AMC RiverEast, here’s your chance to see it. The Siskel is also screening another Judy Garland film The Pirate (info below). If you purchase tickets for both you get the Two-film discount. Regular admission is $12. With the Two-film discount the second film is $7. So total $19 for both. Discount available in person at the box office only. Box office opens one hour before first screening daily.
- General Admission: $12
- Students: $7 Valid student ID required. Discounted tickets must be purchased in person at the box office.
- Youth (under 17): $7 Please note our policy on children & film ratings. Discounted tickets must be purchased in person at the box office.
- Film Center Members: $6 Become a member today!
The Wizard of Oz
16-year-old Judy Garland had already co-starred in several films when she was catapulted into immortality by MGM’s iconic musical fantasy about an unhappy Kansas girl tornado-tossed to a magical land where she finds friendship, danger, and the mixed blessings of maturity. The Yellow Brick Road, the ruby-red slippers, the Wicked Witch of the West, Munchkinland, “Over the Rainbow,” and much else have become indelible ingredients of the collective popular imagination. Beyond its mythic resonance and sensible life-lessons, WIZARD is a full-blown experience, its sense of wonder leavened with plenty of humor and (like all enduring fairy tales) a depth-charge of scariness beneath its shiny surface. The film’s imaginative set design, lush color, and larger-than-life archetypes will reward a big-screen revisit, no matter how many times you’ve seen it at home. 35mm. (MR)
Buy a ticket at our regular prices for either THE WIZARD OF OZ or THE PIRATE, and get a ticket for any show of the other film at this discount rate with proof of your original purchase: General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4. (This discount price applies to the second film only. Discount available in person at the box office only.)
When: Saturday December 14, 5pm and Thursday, December 19 6pm
A commercial failure that producer Arthur Freed called “twenty years ahead of its time,” THE PIRATE has gone on to attain cult status as one of the wittiest and most dazzling screen musicals. Garland plays a cloistered Caribbean damsel who is fated to marry a stolid burgher (Walter Slezak) but yearns to be swept away by the notorious storybook pirate Macoco. Learning her secret, a travelling actor (Kelly) pretends to be the brigand in the hope of winning her heart. The Cole Porter numbers include the spectacular “Pirate Ballet Fantasy” and the uproarious finale “Be a Clown.” 35mm. (MR)
Never been to the Gene Siskel Film Center? When you enter there is a large staircase. To skip that there is an elevator behind it.