We're off to see the wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz.
No really, we are.
It's hard to believe, but the movie that has consistently been voted the best movie of all time is going to be back in theaters. It's almost everyone's favorite childhood movie and People magazine recently named it the #1 most influential movie of all time. It's also 80 years old.
In eight decades there have been numerous special editions, new releases, remasterings etc. There's been sequels, recently James Franco tried his hand at it to mixed reviews, but nothing has ever compared to the original.
Fathom Events is bringing back the movie for a 3-day celebration. There will be screenings from coast to coast, so everyone will have a chance to relive the magic, adventure and fun of Dorothy's epic journey.
In addition to the movie we all love, there will also be never-before-seen insights and behind-the-scenes details delivered by Turner Classic Movies' Ben Mankiewicz.
Check out Fathom's website for all the details you'll need.
"1939 is often referred to as the true zenith of the Hollywood studio system," Tom Lucas, a Fathom Events VP, said to Variety. "'The Wizard of Oz' represents this moment by bringing together the very best talent — both in front of and behind the camera — to create one of the greatest films of all time."
The Wizard of Oz is the first of several classics that Fathom Events hopes to bring back to theaters. Rumored titles include When Harry Met Sally, To Kill A Mockingbird, and The Godfather Part II.
With Judy Garland's tragic life and other mysteries surrounding the movie (like the stolen ruby slippers) it was easy to see how The Wizard of Oz has always stayed in our minds. This is a great opportunity to show a new generation the magic of the movie.