“Forgotten Hollywood”- Off To See the Wizard…

Posted on February 6, 2019 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here… 

“`On the final Sunday in January, The Wizard of Oz grossed over one million dollars in domestic box office receipts on the initial day of a limited eightieth anniversary re-release, setting the record for Fathom Events  as the highest-grossing single-day classic movie presentation in the company’s history.

“`The Wizard of Oz was ranked number eight at the box office with just two showtimes in nearly seven hundred theaters, nationwide. The screenings also had the highest per-screen average of any motion picture in wide release on that day. Originally produced at MGM, the feature is the first movie in Fathom Events yearlong 2019 TCM Big Screen Classics series, which is presented in partnership with Turner Classic Movies.

“`The collaboration began with a couple of films in 2012 and has grown into a popular annual series. In 2019, TCM Big Screen Classics offers fourteen films, such as Lawrence of ArabiaField of DreamsTo Kill a Mockingbird, and Alien, among others. Each film plays for just two or three days and is accompanied by insightful commentary from TCM’s prime time host Ben Mankiewicz, presented before and after the screening.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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