‘Wizard of Oz’ goes HD for 70th anniversary


The Yellow Brick Road never looked so yellow and bricky.

The film adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz is turning 70, and to celebrate the occasion a remastered, high-def version has been prepared for a national theater tour. Turner Classic Movies host and film historian Robert Osborne recorded an introduction for the movie, which will be screened Sept. 23 at several Valley theaters.

Tickets, which cost $10, are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. The theaters are:

  • Ahwatukee 24, 4915 E. Ray Road, Phoenix
  • Mesa Grande 24, 1645 S. Stapley Drive, Mesa
  • Arrowhead Town Center 14, 7700 W. Bell Rd., Glendale
  • Desert Ridge 18, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix
  • Westgate 20, 9400 W. Hanna Lane, Glendale
  • Cinemark 16 – Mesa, 1051 N. Dobson Rd., Mesa
  • Sonora Village 10, 15515 N. Northsight Blvd., Scottsdale

Don’t go throwing yourself out a window if you can’t make it: A home video release is set for Sept. 29 on DVD and Blu-ray.

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