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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

  • We're off the see the Wizard

The Wizard of Oz Puppet & Mask Making Workshops


Craft Fashion & costumes Kids Visual arts Youth & teens
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The Capitol Theatre

20 Queen Street, L1A 2Y7

Port Hope, ON


Free, and accepts optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.

hearing devices available


Artist and celebrated puppet maker, Clelia Scala, is designing a whimsical and illuminated Wizard of Oz themed costume and puppet parade to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Vintage Film Festival. All are welcome to come dressed in your own costume.

You will have two opportunities to sign up for an accessory-making workshop led by Clelia, where you will be able to create your own accessories for the parade - poppies on sticks, wands, crowns, ruby slippers on sticks, glowing Emerald City hats, etc.

All ages and abilities are welcome to participate in the workshops.

The Wizard of Oz film will be shown on October 20 at The Capitol Theatre, the very same theatre in which it was first shown in 1939.



Marie Dressler Foundation

Marie Dressler Foundation is a registered charity. The Mission of the Foundation is "To preserve and promote the memory of Marie Dressler and other remarkable Canadian women in the film industry and to celebrate our love of vintage films with our community."

The Vision of the Foundation is "We aim to build engaged audiences through the curated presentations of film history at Canadian Women in Film Museum and exhibitions of vintage filmmaking."

This year the Foundation is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Vintage Film Festival on October 20-22, 2023. One of the films being shown is the much loved "The Wizard of Oz".