Here’s some cool news about an old classic that’s getting another chance to shine on the big screen, and miraculously, in this case we’re not talking about a remake. Victor Fleming’s 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz turns 70 this year, and as a way of celebrating the event, Warner Home Video, NCM Fathom, and Turner Classic Movies are bringing it back to theatres next month. It will be a special one-night only screening of the remastered film in high-definition, along with a retrospective featurette called “To Oz! The Making of a Classic”.
This screening will take place at select theatres across the U.S. (449 in all) on Wed. September 23rd, starting at 7 pm. To find a screening near you, check out the Fathom Events website. The Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition also hits DVD and Blu-ray the following Tuesday (Sept. 29th). Pretty cool, right? If only more classics could get re-released in theatres. Is this something you plan on checking out?