In 1978, THE WIZ ‘eased on down the road’ to the big screen and captivated the world with its magical retelling of L. Frank Baum’s classic tale! Don’t miss New York City’s 40th Anniversary Celebration of the movie musical phenomenon, only at the United Palace! Experience The Wiz on a 50-foot screen in crystal clear DCP, with a special pre-show performance by Shanice Williams, aka Dorothy from NBC’s The Wiz, Live (2015)!
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SYNOPSIS: One night during a New York City snowstorm, a young African-American kindergarten teacher leaves a large family dinner to chase after her dog. To Dorothy's dismay, she gets swept up by a cyclone and transplanted to the urban version of the land of Oz. (Synopsis from Turner Classic Movies)
Cast: Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross, Mabel King, Lena Horne, Richard Pryor
Director: Sidney Lumet
Writers: Joel Shumacher (screenplay), William F. Brown (book), Charlie Smalls (music), L. Frank Baum (novel)
Length: 2 hrs, 14 mins
"Movies at the Palace" take place at the stunning United Palace, formerly the Loew's 175th Street Theatre, that first opened as a deluxe movie theatre and vaudeville house in 1930. We honor that past while reinventing the movie-going experience by pairing classic titles with pre-show entertainment and expert Q&A’s.