Video by: Two Blue Shirts Productions
Follow the yellow brick road to see The Wizard of Oz on the BIG screen!
The Wizard of Oz was first seen at The Capitol Theatre in 1939…
Follow the yellow brick road with us on October 20, 2023 to experience it in the very same place!
You are invited to a special Vintage Film Festival 30th Anniversary Community Event – a Wizard of Oz themed Costume & Puppet Parade – throughout downtown Port Hope!
Critical Mass Art and Two Blue Shirts Productions, have partnered with Marie Dressler Foundation (operators of the Vintage Film Festival), to create this special all-ages community event to share in the love of film.
Artist and celebrated puppet maker – Clelia Scala – is designing a whimsical and illuminated Wizard of Oz themed costume & puppet parade to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the festival. All are welcome to join the parade and encouraged to come dressed in your own costumes, or make an accessory to carry in the parade at one of our artist-led pre-parade workshops.
On Friday, October 20th, join us at twilight at the Little Station (behind Memorial Park), as we follow the yellow brick road to the Capitol Theatre to see The Wizard of Oz in its glory on the BIG screen! Northumberland’s La Jeunesse Choirs will also be onsite to perform a medley of scores from the iconic Wizard of Oz soundtrack.
Plus, leading up to the parade, you will have two opportunities to sign up for an accessory-making workshop led by Clelia, leading up to the event (with locations in Cobourg and Port Hope). All ages and skill levels are welcome to attend. You will be able to create your own accessories for the parade. At these workshops we plan to make a critical mass of… Poppies on sticks, Lollipop staffs, Glinda the Good Witch crowns & wands, Dorthy’s house lanterns, Ruby slippers on sticks, Tornados on sticks, and Glowing Emerald City hats! Click images below for details.
For the local artists, you will have also an opportunity to learn how to make your own masks using Warbla. And we will also need your artistics help painting some Lion, Scarecrow, and Tin-man Masks.
All are welcome to participate in and observe the parade, however only Wizard of Oz ticket holders will be able to see the film at The Capitol Theatre. Tickets for the film will sell fast, so be sure to purchase yours in advance. Youth 25 & under are eligible to receive FREE tickets. All tickets (paid and free) must be reserved through The Capitol’s online ticketing system.
Click images below for Parade and Workshop Registration Details & to Buy your Wizard of Oz Tickets!
To help us ensure we have enough supplies for all who wish to participate in the parade and workshops, click the links below to register to: 1) Participate in the Parade; 2) Sign-up for a Workshop; and 3) Buy your Tickets to see the Wizard of Oz.
We’re off to see the Wizard (on the BIG screen at the Capitol)! Join us for a special illuminated parade. Marvel at our large puppets designed by Clelia Scala. Come dressed up as your favourite Wizard of Oz character, and carry some illuminated accessories from Oz!
Attend one of our workshops to make or decorate accessories for the parade. Poppies on sticks, Lollipop staffs, Glinda the Good Witch crowns & wands, Dorthy’s house lanterns, Ruby shoes on sticks, Tornados on sticks, and Glowing Emerald City hats!
Tickets to see Wizard of Oz are $10 each and must be purchased through the Capitol Theatre ticketing system. Tickets are free for youth 25 and under! However, all tickets must still be reserved through the Capitol Theatre ticketing system (paid and complimentary tickets).