‘Wizard of Oz,’ ‘Gone With the Wind,’ & Other Classics Returning to the Big Screen

The Wizard of Oz Ray Bolger as 'Scarecrow', Jack Haley as 'Tinman', Judy Garland as 'Dorothy', Bert Lahr as 'The Cowardly Lion', 1939
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Do you remember the first time you saw your favorite movie in theaters? There is something magical about seeing a movie on the big screen for the first time and it can be hard to re-live that feeling at home. While I much prefer getting cozy, grabbing my favorite snacks, and watching movies at home, I will admit that it is special to go to the movie theater once in a while. In 2024, Fathom Events hopes to give you that nostalgic feeling you crave by bringing back some classic films to the big screen.

The first film screening is The Wizard of Oz to celebrate its 85th anniversary. Most of us are too young to remember when it first debuted so this is truly a wonderful opportunity to see the iconic film in all its glory. Each month will feature one film including My Fair Lady, Labyrinth, Gone With the Wind, Steel Magnolias, The NeverEnding Story, Rear Window, Blazing Saddles, Mean Girls, The Fifth Element, and White Christmas.

Gone with the Wind Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, 1939

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Tom Lucas, vp studio relations for Fathom Events shared about the screenings, “Some of the greatest films ever made are celebrating important milestones in 2024, and Fathom Events, along with our studio partners, is proud to honor them as part of our Big Screen Classics series. Each of these films continues to attract and inspire new generations of fans, many of whom have never seen these beloved films on the big screen.”

My Fair Lady Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, 1964

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“We’ve seen an interesting phenomenon of old movies being new again,” Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt added. “Whether it’s friends sharing the classics together or parents introducing their own favorites to their kids, the theatrical experience has proved to be the best way to see these films and to relive them with friends and family.” Each screening will feature an introduction by American film critic Leonard Maltin.

Blazing Saddles Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, 1974

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Last year’s classic movie screenings, which included The Birds, Casablanca, and more, earned around $20 million at the box office and broke a record. It proves that people still want to go see their favorites in theaters. Which movie are you going to see? Get tickets and view dates for all of the screenings.

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