Free Outdoor Film Series at Governors Island this Summer
Governors Island Arts and Film at Lincoln Center bring back their free outdoor film series that will take place on the island's historic Parade Ground.
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Friday, August 5
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. Presented in association with Dance Films Association and New York International Children's Film Festival.
What You Need to Know About Attending the Free Summer Films at Governors Island
Where is Governors Island located?
Governors Island is considered part of Manhattan and located in New York Harbor.
How do I get to Governors Island?
Get to the island by taking the ferry from Manhattan at 10 South St. Boats run daily. A round trip ferry ticket is $4 for adults and free for seniors and children younger than 12. Check out the ferry schedule at govisland.com/ferry.
What time do the movies start?
Both movies will start at dusk on July 1 and Aug. 5. Pre-show activities start at 7pm, both days.
How much are tickets?
Tickets are free, but food and drink will be available for purchase.
Main image: Timothy Schenck/The Trust of Governors Island