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April 14, 2015

Hear 'Dark Side of the Moon' played over 'Wizard of Oz'

Ardmore Music Hall to screen cult classic combination

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Wizard of Oz WARNER BROS./AP

Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion, Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow, Judy Garland as Dorothy, and Jack Haley as the Tin Woodman, sing in this scene from "The Wizard of Oz," distributed by Warner Bros.

In honor of April 20, Ardmore Music Hall is playing an especially quirky movie screening. Known in pop culture as "The Dark Side of Oz" or "Dark Side of the Rainbow," the venue will combine a showing of the 1939 classic "The Wizard of Oz" with the 1973 Pink Floyd album "The Dark Side of The Moon" as the soundtrack.

For years, fans of Pink Floyd and strange coincidences have claimed the band created the album as an alternative soundtrack to the film. Though members of the band have denied it was intentional and despite the fact that the album runs less than half the length of the film, fans still fawn over parts of "Oz" which seem to correspond to the album's music or lyrics. Thus, the combination has attained a sort of urban legend status. 

After this screening, Ardmore Music Hall will show "Festival Express," a 2003 documentary about the 1970 tour by the same name. The tour featured the rock legends Janis Joplin, The Band and Grateful Dead. The two psychedelic films will undoubtedly pair nicely together.

The Dark Side of Oz

Monday, April 20
8 p.m. | $3
Ardmore Music Hall
23 E. Lancaster Ave.
(610) 649-8389