Wonders of Oz
Experience Moonlight Movies: The Wizard of Oz in a whole new way! On Saturday, July 11th, you can watch the film in DWNTWN at Canan Commons with an enhanced 3D experience using a new app on your phone designed locally just for this event.
Flying monkeys, the witch on her burning broom, Dorothy’s falling house, cows, chickens, rowboats, bicycles and rainbows all appear on cue! You can use your device to explore the skies as they appear around you during the film. The app is synched to the timing of the movie with visual and sound effects to provide you with an immersive viewing experience.
Special thanks to the Ball State University Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts for developing this app here locally for DWNTWN.
Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the DWNTWN land of Oz! Beginning at 7:00pm, come dressed as your favorite Oz character, get your picture taken with the characters from the Spirit of Oz touring group, enjoy live stage performances, Auntie Em’s Kansas Petting Zoo, and Kids Sing-along. The Wizard himself will be there with an actual hot air balloon!
There is a Toto Look-alike Contest with the winning Toto receive a free dog carrier from Midwest Homes for Pets, Emerson Dog Park Membership from the Muncie Animal Shelter, and a t-shirt and a free membership to the Bark Park from ARF.
Canan Commons is located in the 500 block of south Walnut Street near the roundabout. Family pre-show activities begin at 7:00pm, with the movie starting at dusk. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chairs and bug spray. Vendors will be on site with light snacks.
Visit www.downtownmuncie.org/moonlight-movies for all the details.