Cinema Book Club: The Wizard of Oz

Classic musical adaptation of the L. Frank Baum novel starring Judy Garland. A tornado whisks Dorothy (Garland) and her house from Kansas to Munchkin City, squashing the Wicked Witch of the East upon landing.

The Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) vows revenge, while Dorothy sets off on the yellow brick road to see the Wizard of Oz (Frank Morgan), hoping he can tell her how to get home. On the way she makes friends with a scarecrow, a tin man and a cowardly lion – all of whom have specific reasons for wanting to meet the magical Wizard. With the Wicked Witch out to get her, will Dorothy ever get home again?

Like films? Like books? Like talking about films and books?

Go to Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop and mention the Pálás Book Club to get 10% off your copy, then join us at Pálás to watch the film and discuss the (de)merits of each in the bar afterwards. If you show your Charlie Byrne’s receipt at Pálás you get 10% off your ticket as well!