The Wizard of Oz
The Lensic is reopening for live events!
Join us for a free screening of The Wizard of Oz
Thursday, June 17 at 7 pm
Saturday, June 19 at 7 pm
Free / Advance Reservations Required
Reservations Open to Lensic Members: June 2 at 10 am / Reservations Open to All: June 9 at 10 am
(Not a member? Join today for early ticket access!)
Individuals/families/groups can reserve up to six tickets and everyone in the group will be seated together. Individuals/groups will be seated at least six feet away from others. Please note our new ticketing procedures (below). Ticket reservations must be made by noon on the day of the show you wish to attend.
In this classic musical fantasy, Judy Garland stars as Dorothy Gale, a young Kansas farm girl who dreams of a land “somewhere over the rainbow.” Dorothy’s dream comes true when she, her dog, Toto, and her family’s house are transported by a tornado to a bright and magical world unlike anything she has seen before.
Unfortunately, she makes a mortal enemy of a wicked witch when the house falls on the hag’s sister. Now, befriended by a scarecrow without a brain, a tin man with no heart, and a cowardly lion—and protected by a pair of enchanted ruby slippers—Dorothy sets off along a yellow brick road for the Emerald City to beseech the all-powerful Wizard of Oz for his help to return home.
Winner of Academy Awards for the Best Song (“Over The Rainbow”) and Best Musical Score, the family classic also received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. A special Oscar for “the best juvenile performer of the year” was awarded to Judy Garland.
Image: Still from The Wizard of Oz / © Warner Bros.
Our Covid Safety Rules
Face masks are required for all staff members, performers, and patrons over the age of two. Face masks must meet CDC standards and be properly worn to cover the nose and mouth at all times.
Six feet of social distancing is required. Following state guidelines, The Lensic is currently operating at a maximum of 33 percent capacity and with a minimum of 6 feet between seats (or groups of seats, for those attending performances together). Please avoid social interaction with other groups.
We ask that patrons complete a health checklist at home before they attend a Lensic event. If you or anyone in your party is exhibiting symptoms of Covid, have been exposed to someone with Covid in the past two weeks, or has tested positive for Covid in the past two weeks, kindly postpone your visit. Refunds will be offered for health-related cancelations.
Covid safety rules will be strictly enforced. For the health and safety of everyone, any patron who is not following The Lensic’s most current Covid safety rules will need to leave the theater immediately. Ticket refunds will be not be offered to those asked to leave for Covid safety violations.
For the latest information on health and safety protocols at The Lensic, please visit our Covid Safety page.
New Contact-Free Ticketing
Tickets are available online and by phone.
You will receive your tickets via email. You may print them at home and bring them to the theater or present them on your phone/mobile device when you arrive at The Lensic.
Please choose your preferred seating section when you reserve your tickets. Final seat assignments will be made by the box office and be listed on your E-tickets, which will be emailed to you within 48 hours of your purchase.
We ask that you arrive at The Lensic at the arrival time shown on your ticket. We will stagger both entry and exit from the theater to avoid crowding in the lobby and aisles. Socially distanced lines will form outside the theater.
If you have questions, please call the box office at 505-988-1234. Visit our Covid Safety page to learn more about what to expect when you come back to The Lensic!