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Family Weekend at the State Theatre—The Dark Side of the Wizard of Funky Oz

dark side of the wizard of funky oz, at the state theatre, portland, maine

All families are different—and some more different than others—but Lauren Wayne at the State Theatre has programmed a weekend of wide ranging (and eccentric) family fun. Tomorrow, Friday, December 3, Eternal Otter Records is presenting "1930s Night at the State Theatre". This historic and newly renovated venue will transforms itself back into a 1930s movie house with a Technicolor screening of The Wizard of Oz. There will be a pre-show performance of classic vaudeville tunes by Golden Otter recording artists Over A Cardboard Sea. To complete the nostalgic mood in the lobby: tin type photography, silent film projections and Shirley Temples at the bar. And it's only $5! The show starts at 5:30 pm and the film begins at 7 pm. In a genius spasm of Depression-era frugality, The Wizard's alter ego, the cult film event known as Dark Side of the Rainbow (where the uncut visuals from the original Wizard of Oz are paired with the Pink Floyd album, Dark Side of the Moon, with uncanny, and by all accounts unintentional, effect) will be screened at 10 pm for another fiver. And if your idea of family fun involves dancing, Saturday brings the Grandfather of Funk himself, George Clinton, and his entire 35 member Parliment Funkadelic family, to "tear the roof off the sucker." Um, George, would you mind keeping it down just a little. They just fixed the place...

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