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Michael Jackson's movie The Wiz at Portland's Hollywood Theatre

Portlanders ... if you don't have plans on Friday, July 31 ... you do now. Come see the oddity that is The Wiz.

Here's the news release from Hollywood Theatre ...

A rare 35mm print of the musical THE WIZ opens Friday, July 31st at the Hollywood Theatre

To honor the passing of Michael Jackson (and just for the sheer insanity that is this colorful and psychedelic musical) we are pleased to present this African-American reworking of THE WIZARD OF OZ. Originally staged by Geoffrey Holder on stage, the film version was directed by Sidney Lumet and in addition to Michael Jackson starring as the Scarecrow there’s Diana Ross as Dorothy, Nipsey Russell as the Tinman, Lena Horne as Glinda the Good Witch, and the late Richard Pryor as “The Wiz”.

The Hollywood Theatre is located at 4122 NE Sandy Blvd. in Portland. General admission is $6.50, $4.50 for seniors 65+ and children 4-12. Monday night all shows are just $4.

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