Black Film Series: The Wiz and Dreamgirls

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Presented by Appell Center for the Performing Arts at Appell Center for the Performing Arts, York PA

Mar 15
Black Film Series: The Wiz and Dreamgirls

DOUBLE FEATURE

The Wiz: 6:30 PM

Dreamgirls: 9:00 PM

The Appell Center invites you to the Capitol Theatre to enjoy our new, monthly Black Film Series – a series of films that celebrate the culture of the African-American and Black communities!

The Wiz – Dorothy, a twenty-four-year-old kindergarten teacher, born; raised; and still working in Harlem, is celebrating Thanksgiving with her extended family, but she doesn’t seem to be thankful for much in life. She lives a self-imposed sheltered life; she is shy and unfulfilled. Things change for her when she is caught in a snowstorm while chasing after her dog, Toto. They are transported to the mysterious Land of Oz, where she is informed that the only possible way to find her way back home is through the assistance of the powerful wizard in Emerald City. As she goes searching for him, she befriends some creatures who are facing problems in life just as she is. In their quest to find and get help from the wizard, they also face Evillene, the equally evil sister of Evermean, the wicked witch, whom Dorothy inadvertently killed when she arrived in Oz, and who may be their biggest obstacle in achieving their goals. Written by Huggo

Dreamgirls – Detroit, the early 1960s. Curtis Taylor, Jr., a car salesman, breaks into the music business with big dreams. He signs a trio of young women, the Dreamettes, gets them a job backing an R&B performer, James “Thunder” Early, establishes his own record label and starts wheeling and dealing. When Early flames out, Curtis makes the Dreamettes into headliners as the Dreams, but not before demoting their hefty big-voiced lead singer, Effie White, and putting the softer-voiced looker, Deena Jones, in front. Soon after, he fires Effie, sends her into a life of proud poverty, and takes Deena and the Dreams to the top. How long can Curtis stay there, and will Effie ever get her due?

Snacks and refreshments available! Tickets can be purchased in advance or before the film starts.

ADMISSION INFO

Contact: 717-846-1111

Email: boxoffice@appellcenter.org

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LOCATION

Appell Center for the Performing Arts

50 N George Street, York, PA 17401

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PARKING INFO

Several convenient garage parking options and outdoor parking lots are available. Parking fees and hours of operation vary among the lots and garages below. For exact fees and hours, please contact the individual parking location directly. – CGA Parking Lot (George Street) – King Street Parking Garage – Market Street Parking Garage – Philadelphia Street Parking Garage – Central Market Parking Deck (Beaver Street) – St. John’s Parking Lot (Beaver Street)

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

    • Assisted Listening System
    • Sign Language
    • Wheelchair Access

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