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The Wizard of Oz Returning To Cinemas To Celebrate Film’s 80th Anniversary



Victor Fleming’s seminal 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz, is set to return to theatres this weekend, to celebrate the film’s 80th anniversary.

Across the States the film will be playing this Sunday, as well as limited screenings next Tuesday and Wednesday, with UK screenings expected later in the year.

The beloved family film, which originally debuted to rave critical reception – including six Oscar nominations –  is, according to the Library of Congress in America, the most-viewed film of all-time. Starring Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, and Margaret Hamilton, the adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s delightful children’s book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was surprisingly a box office disappointment upon its initial release, but later found a devoted generational audience with the advent of home television and its subsequent syndication.

Tickets for the US showings are available here. And if you can’t wait for the UK tickets to go on sale, Amazon is offering the Blu-Ray for just £8.79.

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