One of my fondest memories from childhood (and also for a lot of people) was seeing the classic The Wizard of Oz when they played it once a year on TV. How I would of loved as a young child to have been able to see this in the movie theater!
As an adult, I now have the chance with this special 2 day showing from Fathom Events. Two hours of Munchkins, Glenda the Good Witch of the North, the Cowardly Lion, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and of course Dorothy herself with her little dog Toto. Let’s not forget the Wicked Witch of the West, bigger than life to give a safe but scary villain to the movie.
To be able to share this classic movie with a new generation of film goers is also a treat. With so many films today and their huge CGI budgets, children have no idea how a movie was made when people didn’t have a computer to help them and they had to solely rely on makeup and real life effects to tell the story.
FROM FATHOM EVENTS:
Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc. invite you on magical journey down the YELLOW BRICK ROAD when The Wizard of Oz returns to select cinemas nationwide for a special two-day event on Sunday, January 11 and Wednesday, January 14 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (local time both days).
Experience all of the familiar characters in a larger than life way, on the big screen, in this special cinematic event. Make sure to get there on time as TCM host Robert Osborne gives a special introduction illuminating the history of this family classic that has been an entertainment mainstay for the last 75 years.
Special Fathom Features: A specially produced introduction by TCM host Robert Osborne with the iconic film to immediately follow.
Date: Sunday, January 11 and Wednesday, January 14
Time: 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (local time)
Run Time: 2 hours 5 minutes (approximate)
This film is rated MPAA G. Bonus content not rated.
This film will be shown in the same aspect ratio as when it was originally released in cinemas
We hope to see you there Twin Cities! Tell us about your experience as a child with the movie or getting to see it at this showing, we would love to hear what you have to say. Please share if you know someone who would also like to see this great movie.