The movie, starring singer Diana Ross and the late Michael Jackson in the "Wizard of Oz" remake, will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday at the theater, 210 W. 87th St. Admission is $6.
Venisha White-Johnson, director of operations for the theater, said she hopes the audience will sing during some of the musical numbers.
"It's a fun way to engage the audience and have fun, too," she said. "We also want kids to come dressed up in their favorite 'Wiz' costume."
Free school supplies also will be given away before the movie starts, and White-Johnson said children are not required to wear a costume to receive the school supplies.
For the last nine years, Floyd Webb, artistic director of the Chicago-based Black World Cinema, has been showing black films at the theater. The screenings are followed by a discussion.
"'The Wiz' is a good family movie," he said.
While that movie was a Hollywood release, the series also features lesser-known films.
"A lot of the movies we show never made it to the big screen but were good movies," he said.
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