The City and County of Honolulu and the Friends of Honolulu City Lights have added a new feature to this year’s Honolulu City Lights celebration with a free screening of The Wizard of Oz near Sky Gate on the Fasi Civic Center grounds on Saturday, December 17 at 7 p.m.
Families and movie buffs have an opportunity to watch the classic 1939 film on a 21’ x 21’ screen. Food will be available for purchase from food trucks and vendors on the grounds.
“This is yet another opportunity for families to get together and celebrate this holiday season,” said Kaleve Iosefa, who is heading Honolulu City Lights. “This event is in its 27th year but we have never had a movie night before. We invite residents and visitors to bring their fold up chairs and picnic mats and enjoy the film under the stars.”
Starring Judy Garland, The Wizard of Oz follows Dorothy and her dog Toto on their travels to the magical land of Oz after being caught up in a tornado. Dorothy meets many memorable friends and foes in her journey to reach the Wizard who she feels will help her return home and grant her friends a brain, heart and courage. The film also stars Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Ray Bolger and Frank Morgan.
Also on Saturday night, Kraft Foods Hawaii will offer free photos with Santa at the Gingerbread House in the Honolulu Hale Courtyard from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
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