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The Cody Theatre re-opens Friday with the showing of “The Wizard of Oz.”

The Cody downtown theatre is gearing up to open its doors this Friday-Sunday with showings of the classic film “The Wizard of Oz.”

Owner Wiley Newsome said he has upgraded the operating system to digital, an improvement from the old 35mm projector system.

He said the theatre first started offering films in 1936, and the 300-seat venue most recently was host to Dan Miller’s Cowboy Music Revue, which has since relocated to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

The theatre also was the site of a multi-church Easter service Sunday morning.

Those who attend this weekend’s re-opening of the theatre will have several chances as follows:

• Friday, 7 and 9:30 p.m. (dress in costume and receive free popcorn).

• Saturday, 4, 7 and 9:30 p.m.

• Sunday, 4, 7 and 9:30 p.m.

“We won’t be showing the newest, latest stuff,” said Newsome, adding people can expect to see more “artsy” and “classic” films.

He expects to maintain a Friday-Sunday show schedule and will expand to seven days per week, likely for the summer. The film will change each week.

Newsome also said the theatre will stage special events throughout the year and during the holidays and “people can rent the theatre for personal use” as well.

Cost for adults (13-60) is $7, senior (60-plus) $6 and children (3-12) $5. Matinee price for adults is $6. 

For details, call (307) 587-2712.


(Vin Cappiello can be reached at vin@codyenterprise.com.)

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