Shea Stadium in Movies: “The Wiz”

You wouldn’t think Shea Stadium would make an appearance in an urban remake of “The Wizard of Oz,” but you’d be wrong. The old place did indeed play a role in 1978’s “The Wiz.” Dorothy and her pals were chased by odd looking motorcycles up and down those annoying ramps at Shea:

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In this shot you can see the backside of the old metal squares that used to be on the outside of the building. The reflective coverings were not there in real life, just for the movie:

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Ah, I miss those super-long escalators:

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Somehow Diana Ross (or her stunt double) got chased onto the catwalk high above the stadium:

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See previous entries in this series here.


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