The Wizard of Oz Saturday, August 8, 2009
Orphaned twelve-year-old Dorothy Gale, portrayed by Judy Garland, lives a simple life in rural Kansas with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry. As the movie begins, Miss Almira Gulch, played by Margaret Hamilton, is bitten by Dorothy's dog, Toto. Miss Gulch shows up with a court order and takes Toto away to be destroyed. Toto escapes and returns to Dorothy. When she realizes that Miss Gulch will soon return, she decides to take Toto and run away.
On their journey, Dorothy encounters a fortune teller named Professor Marvel, who guesses that Dorothy is running away, and tricks her into believing Aunt Em is ill so that she will return home. As Dorothy leaves, there begin to appear signs of an oncoming storm. She rushes back to the farm house just ahead of a tornado. There, she takes shelter inside the house, where she is knocked unconscious by a loose window frame.
A confused Dorothy seems to awaken a few minutes later to discover the house has been caught up in the twister. Moments later, the twister drops the house back onto solid ground. Opening the door and stepping into full three-strip Technicolor, Dorothy finds herself in a village and parkland of unearthly beauty. Films begin at 2 PM and 7 PM. Admission is free. Donations are greatly appreciated. Concessions will be available for purchase.