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The Wizard of Oz returns to the theater to celebrate Judy Garland’s 100th birthday

The Wizard of Oz returns to the theater to celebrate Judy Garland's 100th birthday

cinematic classic the Wizard of Oz Star is going back to theaters this summer after more than 80 years of her theatrical debut to celebrate Judy Garland’s 100th birthday. The beloved film will return to theaters for just two days on June 5 and 6, thanks to Warner Bros. and Fathom Events.

According to Fathom Events, the film will be shown in over 800 theaters across the country and will have four showtimes to choose from over two days. On both June 5 and June 6, fans will be able to choose from screenings at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time. in addition to the following the Wizard of OzAttendees will also be able to watch a rarely-seen extended musical number that sees Scarecrow (Ray Bolger) performing a dance number that was cut from the original film.

the Wizard of Oz The first was released in 1939. Ale. Based on the classic children’s books by Frank Baum, the Victor Fleming-directed film was an instant classic in its own right and is one of the first films to use color in Hollywood. It helped propel young Judy Garland to stardom and even won Garland an Academy Award for Outstanding Teenage Performance. The film eventually won two other Academy Awards, Best Original Score and Best Song for the still iconic “Over the Rainbow”. The film is still regarded as one of the most important films in film history and one of the greatest of all time. In addition to Garland, the film stars Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Burt Lahr, Jack Haley, Billy Burke and Margaret Hamilton.

the Wizard of Oz remains a major cultural icon as well as the film’s props remain major collector’s items. Earlier this year, one of three or five oil cans used in the film by the Tin Man went up for auction, while last summer, the blue gingham dress worn by Dorothy of Garland in the beloved film went missing for decades. appeared after. The Catholic University and its former drama department head, Father Gilbert Hartke, was given the coveted garb in the 1970s. However, the dress disappeared a year after it arrived and was not there until June 2021, when a staff member found the dress stored in a shoebox inside the trash can sitting above the faculty mailbox. The dress, which is one of five others that have been found and authenticated, is expected to be kept in the university’s Department of Special Collections.

the Wizard of Oz Will be back in theaters for two days only on June 5 and 6. You can get more information here.

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Drashti Jain