The Wizard of Oz Hits Theaters for One Night in September!
by Alex Billington
August 19, 2009
Judy Garland's The Wizard of Oz was first released on August 25th, 1939. For its 70th Anniversary, Warner Brothers has decided to remaster and re-release this timeless classic on Blu-Ray in high definition. In honor of this re-release, NCM Fathom, Warner Home Video and Turner Classic Movies are presenting The Wizard of Oz in theaters for one night only on September 23rd at 7:00PM. Over 440 movie theaters nationwide will be participating and the event will include a special introduction by Robert Osborne, a classic film historian, followed by a behind-the-scenes featurette called "We're Off to See the Wizard."
I actually had the honor of attending a 4K high definition presentation of The Wizard of Oz at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science a few weeks ago. The Wizard of Oz is one of my all-time favorites and I'm always amazed how it still looks and feels modern even though it was made 70 years ago. The new high definition version does look truly brilliant and you will see details you've never seen before. If you're a fan of The Wizard of Oz in the slightest, or know any friends of family members who haven't seen it, this event is unquestionably the way to go. How often do you get to see timeless classics like this on the big screen?