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Ozfest

Stop us if you’ve heard this already: We can live the rest of our lives without ever seeing The Wizard of Oz again.

Never liked it, never will. (And no, we won’t surrender our Gay Card.)

However, we know it’s beloved by millions, so we’re not going to let our personal prejudice against singing lions and dancing radiators get in the way of reporting some big news from the Emerald City.

The classic movie musical turns 80 this year and Dallas has a nice selection of ways to experience the film on the big screen this August. All you have to do is follow the yellow brick road.

Oh, and buy tickets in advance.

Over at Alamo Drafthouse, the Texas-based chain hosts a series of its popular interactive movie parties starting this Sunday with repeats at various metroplex locations additional Saturdays. Expect props, audience members bursting out in song (even though this isn’t technically a sing-a-long), as well as a trivia contest before each showing.

Meanwhile, The Texas Theatre presents two versions of the film at The Majestic Theatre downtown. On August 24, Dark Side of Oz features the 1939 film synced up with Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon album as an alternative soundtrack. We’ve never seen it this way, but hear it’s pretty trippy.

Or end the month on a different kind of high note with a 100% traditional big-screen presentation of the flick, also at The Majestic.

As for us, we think we’ll start binging HBO’s Oz in commemoration instead. Because we’ll take full-frontal male nudity over lollipops any day of the week.

The Wizard of Oz Movie Parties
Alamo Drafthouse
Tickets: $12.99
Multiple August dates, locations
drafthouse.com

Dark Side of Oz
Saturday, August 4
9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10.75
The Majestic Theatre
1925 Elm Street
thetexastheatre.com

The Wizard of Oz
Saturday, August 31
5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10
The Majestic Theatre
1925 Elm Street
thetexastheatre.com

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