The Mahoning Drive-in TheaterLehighton, PA, United States

Bakshi Or Bust! WIZARDS '77 (on 35mm)

By Mahoning Drive-in Theater (other events)

Sunday, July 28 2024 6:00 PM 10:30 PM EDT

On Sunday, July 28th The Mahoning Drive-In Theater presents BAKSHI OR BUST!, a rare 35mm presentation of director Ralph Bakshi’s animated fantasy epic WIZARDS (1977)!

Raplph Baskshi was one of the most unique animators of the 1970s and 80s, pushing the boundaries of style and content in his films, his no-holds-barred approach meeting with various levels of controversy, underground and mainstream success over the decades.

From the X-rated FRITZ THE CAT (1972) to his adaptation of LORD OF THE RINGS (1978), to his collaboration with fantasy artist legend Frank Frazetta, FIRE AND ICE (1983), and his Hollywood mix of live action and animation, COOL WORLD (1992), Bakshi never failed to show audiences something they’d never seen before, and expand the minds of all who witnessed his art. 

We present this rare 35mm screening of WIZARDS in tribute to an artist who has inspired generations to think outside the cel, who has entertained, outraged, amused and inspired anyone who’s ever seen his work.

Ten million years in the future, when science and technology will be long forgotten, when humanity rises from the ashes of a nuclear holocaust, when WIZARDS will rule the world…

It is the story of two brothers, Avatar and Blackwolf, two powerful wizards, and mortal enemies from the day they were born…one good, one evil, both poised to fight a battle for the fate of the planet.  A Tolkien world faeries and elves, sorcerers and demons, technology and magic…more fantastic, more enchanting, and more powerful than anything you’ve seen before!

A mind-expanding blend of cel animation, rotoscoping, and live-action footage mixed with ink and paint, WIZARDS is the ultimate trip…to the movies and beyond!

Gates open at 6pm. Showtime at Sundown.

General Ticket: $8 (per person). Kids General Ticket: $5 (under 13yrs).
General + Extended Pass: $16 (per person). 

All events are Rain or Shine.  No refunds or transfers.