The Orpheum returns to its cinematic roots with a screening of the classic film The Wizard of Oz with music performed live by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
Originally built for vaudeville shows, the Orpheum saw its transformation into a movie house in the mid-1930s when vaudeville began to die. After some 50 years as a movie house, it was purchased and restored by the City of Vancouver, re-opening as the permanent home of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO).
On Monday, April 2nd there will be no place like the Orpheum to watch this fully restored and remastered classic. The film’s extraordinary score includes such classics as Over the Rainbow, Follow the Yellow Brick Road, If I Only Had a Brain and We’re Off to See the Wizard.
To add to the excitement the VSO is encouraging audience members to come in costume for a chance to win some great VSO ticket prizes.
The Wizard of Oz with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Monday, 2 April 2012
Follow the yellow brick road to the Orpheum to watch this beloved classic, beautifully restored in full colour, on the big screen with live music performed by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Dress up as your favourite character for the Wizard of Oz as you’ve never seen (or heard) it before! Visit http://www.vancouversymphony.ca for tickets and information.