A yearlong journey into film history will start this January when Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Fathom Events present The Wizard of Oz in over 500 movie theatres nationwide on January 27, 29 and also on 30. This will be a three-day cinematic celebration of the movie’s 80th anniversary.
One of the well-known movies in Hollywood, The Wizard of Oz will be accompanied by many insights from the host, Ben Mankiewicz, before and after this movie and will offer a very memorable time for the moviegoers. Frank Morgan, Judy Garland, Jack Haley, Ray Bolger, Billie Burke, Bert Lahr, Charlie Grapewin, Clara Bandick and Clara Bandick star in called “the most influential film of all time.”
All throughout 2019, the TCM Big Screen Classics series will see 14 movie returns film theatres, including The Godfather Part II, My Fair Lady, Steel Magnolias, Alien and To Kill a Mockingbird. The first presentation will be by Turner Classic Movies, Warner Bros and Fathom Events.
- Sunday, January 27, 2019 – 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. (local time)
- Tuesday, January 29, 2019 – 7 p.m. (local time)
- Wednesday, January 30, 2019 – 7 p.m. (local time)
Tickets for The Wizard of Oz can be purchased at www.FathomEvents.com.
“Every year, more and more film fans have flocked to the TCM Big Screen Classics series, proving the lasting appeal of these movies and the thrill of seeing them in a movie theatre. From spectacular musicals and grand Westerns to epic adventures, we are tremendously proud of this year’s lineup and our continuing partnership with TCM.”
“Journey over the rainbow and down the yellow brick road with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion … and Toto, too.”
The Wizard of Oz still stands apart from all other films for its black-and-white-colour cinematography, and the songs, by Harold Arlen and E.Y. “Yip” Harburg (who won an Oscar for “Over the Rainbow”), and for the perfect cast.
The lineup for the 2019 “TCM Big Screen Classics” includes:
- The Wizard of Oz – 1/27, 29 & 30
- My Fair Lady – 2/17 & 20
- To Kill a Mockingbird – 3/24 & 27
- Ben-Hur – 4/14 & 17
- True Grit – 5/5 & 8
- Steel Magnolias – 5/19, 21 & 22
- Field of Dreams – 6/16 & 18
- Glory – 7/21 & 24
- Hello, Dolly! – 8/11 & 14
- Lawrence of Arabia – 9/1 & 4
- The Shawshank Redemption – 9/22, 24 & 25
- Alien – 10/13, 15 & 16
- The Godfather Part II – 11/10, 12 & 13
- When Harry Met Sally – 12/1 & 3