Revisit Oz on Sunday at the Sid

Hollywood classic returns to the big screen

The Scarecrow

Centennial celebrations for the City of Courtenay’s 100th birthday continue at the Sid Williams Theatre with a three-part series of classic films called Bickle Theatre Originals, a tribute to the theatre’s beginnings as a cinema when it first opened as the Bickle Theatre back in 1935.

The Sid Williams Theatre Society presents the first film in the series, the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz, on Sunday Jan. 18. The second film, Meet Me In St. Louis, follows on Feb. 15, and the third one, Some Like It Hot, will be screened on March 22.

One of the best-loved movies of all time, Judy Garland stars as Dorothy, a young farm girl who is whisked away by a twister to Oz.

Accompanied by a brainless Scarecrow, a heartless Tin Man, and a Cowardly Lion, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, follow the yellow brick road seeking the Wizard of Oz in hope he may grant her wish to return home.

Admission is pay what you can by donation. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the film begins at 7 p.m. There will be popcorn and prizes, as well as some special characters in attendance.

Those attending the film will have the chance to enter a door prize draw for two tickets plus transportation to see Beauty and the Beast in Vancouver on Feb. 7, prize courtesy of Courtenay Recreation and the Evergreen Club. The Evergreen Club, along with Ambassador Transportation Services, is offering its membership a special excursion to each of the Bickle Theatre Original films. Details available in the Evergreen monthly newsletter.

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