Pleasanton will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the 1939 classic 'The Wizard of Oz' at its Thursday night Movies in the Park series starting at about 8:30 p.m. tonight (sunset willing).
The free movie that includes popcorn provided by Brenda Dronkers and her Thriving Ink store on Angela Street is the musical favorite of millions. It will be shown on a giant screen the city's Parks and Community Services Department will erect at the Angela Street end of Delucchi Park, which is on First Street between Angela and Neal streets.
The movie features Judy Garland in her signature role as Dorothy from Kansas on her adventures over the rainbow and along the yellow-brick road on her way to the Emerald City.
The park will open to the public at 4 p.m. and seating will be cordoned off in sections with blanket seating in the front, low lawn chairs in the center and camp chairs and other higher positioned seating in the rear to accommodate for the best viewing. Viewers need to have their own chairs and blankets and are welcome to bring their own food or take-out as long as they clean up after themselves. Extra trash receptacles will be strategically located around the park for this purpose.
Two more outdoor movies are scheduled in this summer series. "School of Rock" will be shown on Aug. 6 to be followed on Aug. 20 with Steven Spielberg's box office smash "Raiders of the Lost Ark."
For more information, please call the Parks and Community Services Department at (925) 931-5340.