There's no place like Union Station — free film screening Dec. 20!


The iconic ruby slippers worn by Dorothy. Photo by Tony Fischer/Flickr CC


Get ready to break out the ruby slippers and follow that yellow brick road (by which I mean, Go Metro) to Union Station on Saturday, Dec. 20 for a free screening of silver screen classic The Wizard of Oz. 

The screening will take place at 5 p.m. in the Historic Ticketing Hall, but you’ll want to arrive early — there will be a costume contest at 4:30 p.m. for those who want to dress in their Oz best. (So seriously, break out those ruby slippers…we’d also love to see a lot of green face paint, lions, tin men and scarecrows!) You’ll also be able to dine at food trucks before the movie starts.

Seating is limited, but TAP card holders will get preferential seating. Guests may bring food into the ticketing hall, but alcoholic beverages will not be allowed.

Union Station is accessible via Metro Rail, Metro Bus and several municipal bus lines. Use the Trip Planner at for routes and connections. Bicycle parking is also available on site.

The Wizard of Oz was released in 1939, the same year Union Station opened, and this screening is a finale to Union Station’s 75th anniversary celebration.

The program is produced in collaboration with Street Food Cinema.

1 reply

  1. i posted the Wizard of Oz event to Facebook and a cousin responded wanting to know if I was going to be in Washington DC? I thought my cousin might not have read the post, but when I re-read it, there wasn’t any information that provided an actual address for the event. DC has a Union Station and a transit system called “metro”, so in this interconnected age, it is always helpful to clarify the who, what, when and where, especially if you want people to show up to your event.