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One last chance to catch 70th Anniversary of the Wizard of Oz on the big screen
Catch a passing cyclone or grab your broomstick, but don't miss your chance to catch a one-night-only encore presentation of the 70th anniversary screening of "The Wizard of Oz" at Edwards Theatre Nov. 17.
The high-definition one-time-only event in September was such a trmemndous hit, selling out at many theaters across the country including the two screens it was shown on at the Edwards locally, that NCM Fathom, Warner Home Video and Turner Classic Movies, have decided to hold a special encore presentation to meet the high demand from fans to see the exclusive big screen event, just in time for the holiday season.
Take a magical journey down the yellow brick road with Dorothy, her little dog Toto and their unforgettable friends as they come alive on the big screen once again in The Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary Encore Event on Tuesday, November 17th at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets for The Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary Encore Event are available at the Edwards Theatre box office, all of the usual online locations and at www.FathomEvents.com.
“Tens of thousands of fans nationwide celebrated the 70th anniversary of this beloved family classic in local movie theaters in September and due to the overwhelming response, we are proud to present a final opportunity for fans to gather again and experience ‘The Wizard of Oz' on the big screen,” says Dan Diamond, vice president of Fathom.
The Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary Encore Event will be introduced with a taped interview from Robert Osborne, film historian and host of Turner Classic Movies, who will share facts and stories about this ageless classic. The exclusive cut of “To Oz! The Making of a Classic” will follow the introduction and will offer audiences 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.
Finally, the presentation of “The Wizard of Oz,” first shown on the big screen more than 70 years ago, has been digitally re-mastered using the original film source and screen format. It will be digitally projected with the new hi-definition version and, with the exception of of the Sept. 23 showing, will be the first time "The Wizard of Oz" has played movie theaters since 1998. This may be the last time it plays on the big screen in a theater for years to come.
“The Wizard of Oz” opened on Aug. 15, 1939 and received five Academy Award® nominations, including Best Picture and captured two Oscars® – Best Song (“Over the Rainbow”) and Best Original Score – plus a special award for Outstanding Juvenile Performance by Judy Garland.
Visit the official website www.thewizardofoz.com for more information on events and products.