Family Flicks Film Series: The Wiz

Family Flicks Film Series: The Wiz

Co-presented with the UCLA Film & Television Archive

Appropriate for ages 7+

Director Sidney Lumet’s The Wiz transplants L. Frank Baum’s fantastical world from somewhere over the rainbow to somewhere over the Brooklyn Bridge in this toe-tapping adaptation of the hit Broadway musical. Diana Ross heads up an all African American cast as Dorothy, who’s whisked from Harlem to a wildly re-imagined New York City, where she and Toto are befriended by the Scarecrow (Michael Jackson), Tin Man (Nipsey Russell), and Lion (Ted Ross) as they “ease on down the road” to see the Wiz (Richard Pryor).  (1978, 134 MIN., DIR. SIDNEY LUMET)

The Family Flicks Film Series is copresented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Matinee screenings for families and film buffs, featuring new and classic films from around the world.  


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking:  Under the museum, $6 flat rate on weekends. Cash only. 

Food and drink may not be carried into the Billy Wilder Theater. Read our food, bag check, and photo policies.

Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss. 

Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee.