Saturday, September 19

Follow The Yellow Brick Road

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The Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary

09/23/2009

NCM Fathom, Warner Home Video and Turner Classic Movies present The Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary Hi-Def Event featuring the first ever High Definition presentation in movie theatres nationwide of The Wizard of Oz. This One Night Event will take place in over 440 movie theatres nationwide. In addition to the feature presentation of The Wizard of Oz, this exclusive event will include a special introduction by Robert Osborne, a classic film historian and host of Turner Classic Movies, followed by “To Oz! The Making of a Classic,” 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. Also featured will be an exclusive clip of the Scarecrow, Ray Bolger, dancing in High-definition for the very first time.

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The colorful characters and unforgettable songs of The Wizard of Oz come alive as never before as the cinematic treasure is brought into the digital age with this entirely remastered Hi-Def presentation. Celebrating its 70th Anniversary, The Wizard of Oz originally opened at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in 1939. It 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. Its magical story and heartfelt performances have enabled it to grow from a perennial classic to its current status as a treasured icon of popular culture.

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Whether seeing it for the first time or the 100th time, it is only fitting that audiences nationwide will have the chance to enjoy the 70th Anniversary of this multi-generational favorite in movie theatres for an exclusive One Night celebratory event.
The high definition presentation of The Wizard of Oz will be specially formatted to preserve the exact aspect ratio of the film as first seen by audiences in 1939.

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Can’t hardly wait…the tickets are in our hot little hands and

we are so excited!!

2 comments:

Sandi McBride said...

Oh how I LOVE THIS MOVIE...and I
am going to see Wicked in April! How fun! Thanks for the 70 year update!
hugs
Sandi

http://joymariesboutique.blogspot.com/ said...

I love the Wizard of Oz. I remember watching it as kid. We would all gather in the family room with popcorn and pillows.

Enjoy the show!
Jessica