No matter how many times you saw Wizard of Oz you won’t believe your eyes when you watch it in 3-D at the new TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood. Witches, good and bad, fly right in your face, Dorothy’s house almost touches you as it soars through the a tornado, the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man, Toto and the Scarecrow come to life before your eyes. It’s the most phenomenal reproduction of a classic ever filmed.
Get your tickets now before the week-long only run sells out before its start date, Friday, September 20, 2013. It’s fun for the whole family, but rated PG because of some “scary scenes” that actually really aren’t that frightening today as they were in 1939 when the motion picture premiered.
The building that houses the invented IMAX at the TL Chinese Theater is celebrating it’s 75th anniversary with the special screening of the fantasy film that starts the immortal Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Frank Morgan, Jack Haley and ‘lion man’ Bert Lahr in Oscar-quality roles (although since the film debuted the same year as Gone With The Wind it didn’t capture as many golden statutes as it might otherwise have). Even though it was nominated for nine Oscars it only won in two categories: Best Original Score and Best Original Song.
The movie runs for a little less than two hours. Tickets cost $16.50 for the morning matinee (10:30) and $19 for the evening showings at 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Children and senior prices are slightly lower.
The TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX is located at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood. For information call (323) 464-8111.