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The Wizard of Oz leads TCM’s Big Screen Classics return to theaters

Tin Man, Scarecrow, Dorothy and Cowardly Lion from The Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of Oz comes back to theaters in January. Pic credit: Fathom Events

We’re off to see the wizard … and a bunch more! MGM’s classic film, The Wizard of Oz will be celebrating its 80th anniversary in grand style by returning to theaters for three days this month as it leads Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies’ “TCM Big Screen Classics” movie series for 2019.

This also marks the fourth year that the two entities have paired up to bring favorite movies back to the big screen allowing new generations to see the films as they were intended to be seen.

Many milestones will be celebrated with this year’s selection of movies and each presentation will include behind-the-scene stories and trivia by TCM Primetime Host Ben Mankiewicz. Each film will be shown in over 500 theater screens across the country.

This year’s line up of movies includes:

The Wizard of Oz (80th Anniversary)
January 27, 29 and 30
Starring Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Billie Burke and Margaret Hamilton

My Fair Lady (55th Annivesary)
February 17 and 20
Starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
March 24 and 27
Starring Gregory Peck and Robert Duvall

Ben-Hur (60th Anniversary)
April 14 and 17
Starring Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet and Stephen Boyd

True Grit (50th Anniversary)
May 5 and 8
Starring John Wayne, Glen Campbell and Kim Darby

Steel Magnolias (30th Anniversary)
May 19, 21 and 22
Starring Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis and Julia Roberts

Field of Dreams (30th Anniversary)
June 16 and 18
Starring Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones, Burt Lancaster and Ray Liotta

The 2019 TCM Big Screen Classics lineup
Movies included in the 2019 TCM Big Screen Classics series. Pic. credit: Fathom Events

Glory (30th Anniversary)
July 21 and 24
Starring Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick, Cary Elwes and Morgan Freeman

Hello Dolly (50th Anniversary)
August 11 and 14
Starring Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford and Louis Armstrong

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
September 1 and 4
Starring Alec Guinness, Athony Quinn and Omar Sharif

The Shawshank Redemption (25th Anniversary)
September 22, 24 and 25
Starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman

Alien (40th Anniversary)
October 13, 15 and 16
Starring Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Yaphet Kotto

The Godfather: Part II (1974)
November 10, 12 and 13
Starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino

When Harry Met Sally (30th Anniversary)
December 1 and 3
Starring Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal

Movie tickets can be ordered from the Fathom Events website.

Jeff Totey is an entertainment writer whose work has appeared on SeattleRefined.com, RedTricycle.com and WriterofPop.com. Writing for about a dozen years, Jeff is a movie... read more

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