Via Variety.com. "The Wizard of Oz" premiered in August of 1939, dazzling audiences and critics alike. There were stories of women fainting in the theater when the screen changed from black and white to color as Dorothy stepped out of her witch killing house. I've seen this on TV so many times that I know when The Cowardly Lion runs down the hallway and jumps through the window, commercials come on.
This weekend you can see The Wizard of Oz on the big screen for the 80th anniversary celebration. According to Tom Lucas, Fathom Events VP of studio relations, the anniversary screenings will give fans “the joy of seeing the film on the big screen, as it was meant to be seen,” while also revisiting some of the movie’s pertinent themes, which continue to ring true today.
Here's your chance to relive your childhood nightmares of the Flying Monkeys and the giant, angry, flaming wizard's head, on a big scale. Imagine if they did a screening with Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" playing? Duuuuude...
Apparently ticket sales for the 80th anniversary screenings of “The Wizard of Oz” are strong. See showtimes and reserve tickets here.