Wizard of Oz is coming to the big screen, again

Iconic film celebrates 80th anniversary

Wizard of Oz is coming to the big screen, again
The Wizard of Oz will celebrate its 80th anniversary by returning to the big screen at the end of January as part of Turner Movie Classics and Fathom Events. (Source: Michael K. Dakota)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The Wizard of Oz turns 80 this year, and in celebration of the iconic film’s anniversary Judy Garland will be coming back to theaters.

Turner Classic Movies and Fathom Events have teamed up to bring the movie back to theaters for three days: Jan. 27, Tuesday, Jan. 29 and Wednesday, Jan. 30.

“Anytime you get to see the Wizard of Oz on the big screen it is a big treat,” the Cedar Lee’s Dave Huffman said in anticipation of the film’s arrival.

This will be the first film in the TCM Big Screen Classics series for 2019. Others movies in the series include “My Fair Lady,” “To Kill A Mockingbird” and “Ben-Hur."

Seven theaters in central Ohio will be showing the film. To find a participating theater near you click here.

Other titles in the 2019 Turner Classic Movies on the Big Screen series that will be appearing at the Cedar Lee include:

THE WIZARD OF OZ (80th Anniversary)

Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m.

MY FAIR LADY (55th Anniversary)

Sunday, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m

Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Sunday, March 24 at 1 p.m.

Wednesday, March 27 at 7 p.m.

BEN-HUR (60th Anniversary)

Sunday, April 14 at 1 p.m.

Wednesday, April 17 at 6 p.m

TRUE GRIT (50th Anniversary)

Sunday, May 5 at 1 p.m.

Wednesday, May 8 at 7 p.m.

STEEL MAGNOLIAS (30th Anniversary)

Sunday, May 19 at 4 p.m.

Tuesday, May 21 at 7 p.m

FIELD OF DREAMS (30th Anniversary)

Sunday, June 16 at 1 p.m

Tuesday, June 18 at 7 p.m.

GLORY (30th Anniversary)

Sunday, July 21 at 1 p.m

Wednesday, July 24 at 7 p.m

HELLO, DOLLY! (50th Anniversary)

Sunday, Aug. 11 at 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m.

LAWENCE OF ARABIA

Sunday, Sept. 1 at 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 6 p.m.

THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION

Sunday, Sept. 22 at 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m.

ALIEN (40th Anniversary)

Sunday, Oct. 13 at 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m

THE GODFATHER: PART II (45th Anniversary)

Sunday, Nov. 10 at 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m.

WHEN HARRY MET SALLY (30th Anniversary)

Sunday, Dec. 1 at 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.

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