The 1939 film The Wizard of Oz is one of the most beloved films of all time and has been enjoyed by fans of all ages for decades. That’s why so many people are so excited right now after it was announced that the movie will be returning to theaters this year for the 80th anniversary of it’s original release!
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Fathom Events have just announced that they are bringing the movie back to theaters, giving many fans to enjoy it on the big screen for the very first time.
This classic will only be playing in theaters for three days: Sunday, Jan. 27, Tuesday, Jan. 29 and Wednesday, Jan. 30. Over 500 movie theaters all over the United States will be playing the movie, so be sure to check if it’s playing at a theater near you!
Audiences flocking to see The Wizard Of Oz in theaters will also be treated to commentary from TCM Primetime host Ben Mankiewicz, who has a special connection to the movie, as his grandfather Herman J. Mankiewicz was one of the film’s screenwriters. Ben’s commentary will include plenty of behind the scenes details that you will not want to miss!
The Wizard of Oz is the first film of the TCM Big Screen Classics this year, and it will be followed with screenings of other classic movies like My Fair Lady, To Kill A Mockingbird, Ben-Hur and more!
To find out if The Wizard of Oz is playing near you, go to the Fathom Event’s website.