Free Admission! Sponsored by the High Falls Civic Association
3:00 pm | 1 hr 42 min | G | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy (Judy Garland) and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and en route they meet a Scarecrow (Ray Bolger) that needs a brain, a Tin Man (Jack Haley) missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr) who wants courage. The wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) to earn his help.




A band of misfits unites to courageously defeat an evil force and liberate their fellow citizens. A cruel leader is discovered to be nothing more than a weak little man hiding behind a curtain. These are the storylines behind the cinematic classic “The Wizard of Oz,” the 1939 film that still has lessons to teach America 78 years since its first release.

To celebrate Presidents Weekend, there will be a special free screening of “The Wizard of Oz” on Saturday, February 18 at 3:00 PM at the Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main Street in Rosendale. Yes, admission is free to children of all ages! Refreshments will be available for sale. The film’s running time is 1 hour and 42 minutes and it is rated G.

This special mid-winter entertainment is offered by your friends at The High Falls Civic Association.

Parents and children alike are invited to enjoy this old-fashioned matinee together, whether you’ve seen this beloved film many times before, or you will be seeing it for the first time! Attendees will be invited to sing along to the famous, Oscar-winning song “Over the Rainbow” during the screening.

For those unaware of this magical film, “The Wizard of Oz” opens when a tornado rips through 1930s Kansas, whisking away Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland) and her dog, Toto, to the magical land of Oz. The young girl only wants to get back home to Kansas, so townspeople in Munchkinland instruct Dorothy to visit the Wizard of Oz (Frank Morgan), who inhabits the Emerald City. As she journeys the Yellow Brick Road, the farm girl meets a Scarecrow (Ray Bolger), a Tin Man (Jack Haley), and a Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr) who become her friends and allies. But when they finally arrive in Emerald City, after run-ins with the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton), the Wizard tells the quintet that they must perform a frightening task before he grants their wishes.

The High Falls Civic Association meets the first Wednesday monthly at 6:00pm at different local spots. All are welcome. Not a member of the HFCA? Join the fun now! We welcome new members and volunteers to help plan our 2017 calendar of events. Check the HFCA website for more details.