Polish up those ruby slippers and get that gingham dress out of the mothballs; Washington, DC’s National Theatre will be having a Judy Garland film fest every Monday night from now until November 26. As The Washington Examiner reports there’s nothing quite like seeing a classic film on the big screen:
There can’t be very many Americans who haven’t seen “The Wizard of Oz.” But plenty of them — perhaps most of them — have never seen it on the big screen.
The National Theatre is giving Washingtonians a chance to rectify that. Their latest mini film festival, “Over the Rainbow for Judy Garland,” begins Monday with the 1939 classic.
John Loomis, who programs the film series, saw it on the big screen as a child and remembers the experience to this day. “It’s just different,” he said. “It’s a little scarier. The monkeys are a little bigger, and the witch is a little bigger.”
Other films in the series are For Me and My Gal, The Harvey Girls, Summer Stock, In the Good Old Summertime, and Meet Me in St. Louis. Best of all admission is free!
The National Theatre is located on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW between 13th and 14th streets. Showtime is 6:30pm.