Off to See the Wizard Again and Again: Celebrating 70 Years of THE WIZARD OF OZ


Quote of the Day: "There's no place like home." -- Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz

Mark your calendars and reserve your tickets for a very special event. To commemorate the 70th anniversary of one of the greatest motion pictures ever produced, a special High Definition presentation of The Wizard of Oz will be shown in over 440 movie theaters nationwide on Wednesday, September 23, 2009, at 7 p.m. (local time). Presented by NCM Fathom, Warner Home Video, and Turner Classic Movies, this is a great way to celebrate the wonderful film that has delighted audiences non-stop since 1939. Space is limited for these special screenings, so click here for more information and to reserve your tickets now.

How many movies can boast this kind of longevity? For seven decades, The Wizard of Oz has entertained audiences of all ages, consistently ranked as one of the greatest films ever made. Some movies become dated after a few short years, but The Wizard of Oz has withstood the test of time.

Here's some more info from the event's Web site:

In addition to the feature presentation of The Wizard of Oz, this exclusive event will include a special introduction by Robert Osborne, a classic film historian and host of Turner Classic Movies, followed by “To Oz! The Making of a Classic,” a look into how L. Frank Baum’s classic novel was transformed into one of the most beloved films of all time including archival interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and rare musical outtakes. Also featured will be an exclusive clip of the Scarecrow, Ray Bolger, dancing in High-definition for the very first time. Tickets on-sale NOW! Limited seats
available.

Even though many of us have seen The Wizard of Oz countless times on video and television, here is the perfect one-night-only opportunity to see it on the big screen in High Definition during a nationwide celebration. Imagine audiences in 1939 seeing this classic tale come to life for the very first time? It's an enduring story with timeless characters that will, no doubt, live forever, celebrating many more anniversaries for generations to come.

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