Encore showings of “The Wizard of Oz” on Nov. 17, but has it peaked in terms of its appeal?
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The successful one-night showing of 1939’s “The Wizard of Oz” in hundreds of theaters across the country in September is prompting a second round of screenings in over 300 theaters on November 17.
Tickets for The Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary Encore Event are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com For a complete list of theater locations and prices, please visit the web site (theaters are subject to change).
“Tens of thousands of fans nationwide celebrated the 70th anniversary of this beloved family classic in local movie theaters in September and due to the overwhelming response, we are proud to present a final opportunity for fans to gather again and experience ‘The Wizard of Oz’ on the big screen,” said Dan Diamond, vice president of Fathom.
Read the full announcement at Reuters.
However, in a recent article about the film, writer Mick LaSalle suggests that younger generations may not hold the film in quite the same esteem that Baby Boomers do. This not because of the film’s quality, which he acknowledges, but because so many Boomers shared the communal experience of having first seen the film on television (even if they saw all of it on a B&W TV set) on a once-a-year basis, wheeas youngsters today can see it just about any time they want on DVD on a big home screen. Read the whole essay in the San Francisco Chronicle