A generation of fans grew up associating November with “The Wizard of Oz.” This was the month the annual television broadcast became a holiday of its own, prompting family traditions around the beloved film. Today’s technology makes it possibly to watch the movie as frequently as we’d like, but you can still make memories with your friends and family; host a watching party—make it a singalong—kick it off with Oz trivia and end it with Oz board games. Or make this the month you read the original book. If you happen to be near a public event, so much the better!
Camden-Wyoming, Delaware, just south of Dover, is treating Oz fans to a wonderful corn maze at the Fifer Orchards this fall. Getting lost has never been so fun. https://www.fiferorchards.com/corn-maze-fun-park-weekdays/
Baltimore area fans who act quickly—the event is Nov. 4—can see MGM’s classic 1939 film on the big screen accompanied live by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. http://www.bsomusic.org/calendar/events/2017-2018-events/movie-with-orchestra-the-wizard-of-oz/
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Outside Chicago, an annual tradition returns to the Hollywood Blvd. Cinema. The Woodridge, IL, theater will host a Sunday event with Oz on the big screen and themed activities in the lobby. Be there Nov. 12 to join the fun. http://www.hollywoodblvdcinema.com
The Dallas arboretum’s annual fall festival with its Wizard of Oz theme was mentioned last month. Pumpkins, Squash, and Gourds, Oh My! continues through Nov 22.
Article by The International Wizard of Oz Club