The Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary Event Returns to More Than 300 Movie Theaters Nationwide for a Command Performance on November 17th

Tue Nov 3, 2009 11:49am EST

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NCM Fathom, Warner Home Video and Turner Classic Movies Announce Special Event
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CENTENNIAL, Colo.--(Business Wire)--
Take a magical journey down the yellow brick road with Dorothy, her little dog
Toto and their unforgettable friends as they come alive on the big screen once
again in The Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary Encore Event on Tuesday, November
17th at 6:30 p.m. local time in 324 select movie theaters for an encore
rebroadcast. The first broadcast event was presented in movie theaters on Sept.
23rd, with many locations selling out across the country. Presented by NCM
Fathom, Warner Home Video and Turner Classic Movies, this special encore
presentation has been scheduled to meet the high demand from fans to see the
exclusive big screen event, just in time for the holiday season. 

Tickets for The Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary Encore Event are available at
participating theater box offices and online at 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. 

The Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary Encore Eventwill be introduced with a taped
interview from Robert Osborne, film historian and host of Turner Classic Movies,
who will share facts and stories about this ageless classic. The exclusive cut
of "To Oz! The Making of a Classic" will offer audiences a look into how L.
Frank Baum`s classic novel was transformed into one of the most beloved films of
all time including archival interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and rare
musical outtakes. 

The Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary Encore Eventappears on the big screen in
select AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark USA Inc., Clearview Cinemas, Cobb
Theatres, Goodrich Quality Theaters, Hollywood Theaters, Kerasotes Showplace
Theatres and National Amusements movie theaters, as well as Palace Cinema 9
(South Burlington, VT) and Penn Cinema (Lititz, PA), through NCM`s exclusive
Digital Broadcast Network. The presentation of "The Wizard of Oz," first shown
on the big screen more than 70 years ago, has been digitally re-mastered using
the original film source and screen format. 

"The Wizard of Oz" opened on Aug. 15, 1939 and received five Academy Award
nominations, including Best Picture and captured two Oscars - Best Song ("Over
the Rainbow") and Best Original Score - plus a special award for Outstanding
Juvenile Performance by Judy Garland. 

Warner Home Video`s re-mastered Blu-ray and DVD release, The Wizard of Oz 70th
Anniversary Ultimate Collector`s Edition, debuted September 29. With six times
higher resolution than standard DVD, along with the sonic excellence of Dolby
TruHD, the film is at its pristine best for home entertainment viewing. The
limited Ultimate Collector`s Editions features 16 hours of bonus features - four
hours of which have never been available until now. Visit the official website for more information on events and products. 

About National CineMedia

NCM LLC operates the largest digital in-theatre network in North America through
long-term agreements with its founding members, AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark
Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), the three
largest theatre operators in the U.S., and through multi-year agreements with
several other theatre operators. NCM LLC produces and distributes its FirstLook
pre feature program; cinema, lobby and online advertising products;
comprehensive meeting and event services and other entertainment programming
content. NCM LLC`s national network includes approximately 16,800 screens of
which approximately 15,500 are part of the company`s Digital Content Network
(DCN). NCM LLC`s network covers 171 Designated Market Areas (49 of the top 50).
During 2008, approximately 660 million patrons attended movies shown in theatres
currently included in the network (excluding Regal Consolidated Theatres).
National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) owns a 41.5% interest in and is the
managing member of NCM LLC. To learn more about National CineMedia Inc., please
visit the company`s website at or 

About Warner Home Video

With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a Warner
Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in
the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video`s film library is the largest of
any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of
Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home
Video and New Line Home Entertainment.

About Turner Classic Movies

Turner Classic Movies is a Peabody Award-winning network celebrating 15 years of
presenting great films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest film
libraries in the world. Currently seen in more than 80 million homes, TCM
features the insights of veteran primetime host Robert Osborne and weekend
daytime host Ben Mankiewicz, plus interviews with a wide range of special
guests. As the foremost authority in classic films, TCM offers critically
acclaimed original documentaries and specials, along with regular programming
events that include The Essentials, 31 Days of Oscar and Summer Under the Stars.
TCM also produces a wide range of media about classic film, including books and
DVDs, along with hosting a wealth of materials at its Web site, TCM
is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company.

NCM Fathom
Michelle Portillo, 303-792-8651
Scoop Marketing for NCM Fathom
Erik Stein, 213-639-6162
Sam Threadgill, 213-639-6149
Warner Home Video
Ronnee Sass, 818-977-6439
Turner Classic Movies
Gina McKenzie, 404-885-4315

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