The Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary Event Returns to More Than 300 Movie Theaters Nationwide for a Command Performance on November 17th
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NCM Fathom, Warner Home Video and Turner Classic Movies Announce Special Event Encore Presentation of Family Treasure in Select U.S. Locations As Fans Call for Rebroadcast 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 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. 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 www.thewizardofoz.com 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 www.ncm.com or www.FathomEvents.com. 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. www.thewizardofoz.com 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, www.tcm.com. TCM is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company. NCM Fathom Michelle Portillo, 303-792-8651 firstname.lastname@example.org or Scoop Marketing for NCM Fathom Erik Stein, 213-639-6162 email@example.com Sam Threadgill, 213-639-6149 firstname.lastname@example.org or Warner Home Video Ronnee Sass, 818-977-6439 email@example.com or Turner Classic Movies Gina McKenzie, 404-885-4315 firstname.lastname@example.org Copyright Business Wire 2009
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