Free Outdoor Film: The Wiz
In partnership with Film at Lincoln Center
UPDATE: Due to forecasted rain, we’ve made the decision to postpone the free outdoor screening of THE WIZ originally scheduled for Friday, August 5, to Friday, September 2.
Free outdoor films on the Parade Ground return to Governors Island for summer 2022! Catch The Wiz on its new date, September 2.
Screenings are free and open to the public with pre-show entertainment kicking off at 7pm and films beginning at dusk. Food and drinks will be available for purchase, including a beer garden by Threes Brewing along with food from Pizza Yard, Fauzia’s Heavenly Delights, Malai and Terry & Yaki.
The Wiz (1978), directed by Sidney Lumet, invites you to ease on down the yellow-brick road! Relive all of the magic of this beloved musical when Dorothy is whisked away to the enchanting wonderland of Oz, where she encounters the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the Lion. The Wiz features spectacular musical numbers from legendary producer Quincy Jones and an all-star cast including Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Lena Horne, Richard Pryor, Nipsey Russell, and Ted Ross.
Evening ferry service will run from Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan, located at 10 South Street, departing Lower Manhattan at 5:15, 5:45, 6:15 and 6:45pm. Ferries will return to Lower Manhattan from Soissons Landing at 9, 9:30, 10, 10:30 and 11pm. Click here for ferry tickets and full schedules.
Curated by Film at Lincoln Center and produced by Rooftop Films. Presented in association with Dance Films Association and New York International Children’s Film Festival.
Getting to Parade Ground
See below for past programs and events on Governors Island.