The Wiz

Was there a scene from the 1978 film The Wiz starring Diana Ross & Michael Jackson filmed in Montauk, New York?

From: Valerie Gibbs, Southampton, New York

Can you describe the scene in particular? The Feature Film The Wiz (1978) was filmed at Astoria Studios in Queens, New York. The New York State Pavilion from the 1964 New York World’s Fair was used as the set for Munchkinland. Astroland at Coney Island was used for the Tinman scene with The Cyclone as a backdrop, while the World Trade Center served as the Emerald City. Other locations include:

  • Hoyt-Schermerhorn Street Subway Station, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA (subway sequence)
  • Wards Island Bridge, New York City, New York, USA (Yellow brick road scenes)
  • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts – Columbus Avenue & 61st Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
  • New York City, New York, USA
  • Shea Stadium – 12301 Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing Meadows Park, Queens, New York City, New York, USA

IMDb Plot: 24-year-old kindergarten teacher Dorothy, born, raised, and still working in Harlem, is celebrating Thanksgiving with her extended family, but she doesn’t seem to be thankful for much. She lives a self-imposed sheltered life and is shy and unfulfilled. When she gets caught in a snowstorm while chasing her dog Toto, they’re transported to the mysterious Land of Oz, where she’s informed that the only way she can find her way home is through the assistance of the powerful wizard in Emerald City. As she searches for him, she befriends some creatures who face problems in their lives. In their quest to find the wizard, they also face Evillene, the equally-evil sister of Evermean, the wicked witch Dorothy inadvertently killed when she arrived in Oz; Evillene might be their biggest

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