This weekend, the world get another lesson in what makes Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkel Emmannuel Ambroise Diggs so darned wonderful. A prequel of sorts to the MGM classic, Oz the Great and Powerful gives us a Sam Raimi look at the genesis of the man behind the curtain, a few witches (both good and wicked) and a magical world we haven’t seen in years, Dark Side of the Rainbow screenings notwithstanding. Though the comparisons to its “culturally significant” predecessor are unavoidable, we’re thrilled to see what Raimi can do with a Disney-sized budget, and what better place to soak in everything Oztastic than the Texas Theatre, Oak Cliff’s historic theater, which likely showed the 1939 classic when it was originally released. See what all of the buzz is about Friday at 7 and 9:45 p.m. at the Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd., where it will screen through Monday. Tickets are $9.50 with discounts available. Call 214-948-1546 or visit thetexastheatre.com.
March 7-11, 2013