Kirsten Liniger, dressed as Dorothy and carting “Toto” in her basket, waves to passersby before Sunday’s screening of The Wizard of Oz at the Edmond Town Hall Theatre. The classic film marked the debut of the Sunday Cinema Series organized by Newtown Cultural Arts Commission and the town hall Board of Managers. The next screening in the series — a monthly event through the end of the year that will continue to celebrate films of 1939 — is June 29 with Ninotchka featuring Greta Garbo along with a Laurel & Hardy film Flying Deuces.
Among the attendees for the 4 pm screening of The Wizard of Oz on May 26 were Nadir and Veronica Ali and their daughters Nadia (not pictured) and two-year-old Savannah, who was seeing the beloved family flick for the very first time. Organizers of the event also brought in a Wizard of Oz pinball machine which drew a lot of attention in the lobby prior to the show.