Netflix, the popular online movie rental service, will celebrate the 70th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz by hosting a free outdoor screening of the beloved 1939 film, in Central Park, on Tuesday, Sept. 29.
This event, which will be held at Rumsey Playfield, begins at 7:30 p.m. with a live concert featuring performances of songs from the movie by Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson, country singer Julianne Hough and Grammy-winning drummer Ahmir Questlove Thompson of the Roots.
Following the hour-long concert, a newly remastered, high-definition edition of The Wizard of Oz will be presented on a giant inflatable screen.
Admission is free and open to the public, but seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors should enter the park at 69th Street and Fifth Avenue on the East Side or at 72nd Street and Central Park West on the West Side.