Event Details

2018 LOC Summer Movies on the Lawn

The Wizard of Oz

Thursday, August 16
8:00pm (ET) - Film begins at sunset
*Event will end upon film completion

"Wizard of Oz" (MGM, 1939) 102 min.

Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home in Kansas and help her friends as well."The Wizard of Oz" was added to the National Film Registry in 1989.

Located between the Supreme Court and the Jefferson Building, 10 First St., SE (running the length of East Capitol Street between First and Second Streets, SE), the north lawn of the Jefferson Building provides a comfortable space for people to watch the feature films. Moviegoers are welcome to bring picnics.

Join us every Thursday starting Thursday, July 12 for awesome flicks from the National Film Registry:

July 12: Field of Dreams
July 19: The Goonies
July 26: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
August 2: Back to the Future
August 9: Superman (1978)
August 16: The Wizard of Oz

Additionally, the Library of Congress and Washington Performing Arts' Mars Urban Arts Initiative will co-host " Summer Concerts on the Lawn" outdoor musical performances. The performances will begin at 7pm prior to the films from July 19 - August 23.

July 19: Batala DC
July 26: Chelsey Green
Aug 2: Cheick Hamala Diabate
Aug 9: Trifilio Tango Trio
Aug 16: Sarah Marie Hughes & Coy Fish
Aug 23: DuPont Brass and VeVe & tha Rebels

Please request ADA accommodations at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or [email protected].

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  • When: Thu Aug. 16
    8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

  • Address: Thomas Jefferson Building
    Washington DC,US 20540

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