‘Wizard of Oz’ is back on the big screen

It’s been 80 years, believe it or not, since Dorothy and friends trekked down the Yellow Brick Road, and to commemorate the event Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies are teaming up to return what many consider to be one of the finest movies of all time to the big screen.

“The Wizard of Oz” (1939) will screen at Bainbridge Cinemas at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30. Tickets, $12.50 per person, are on sale now, visit www.farawayentertainment.com to learn more.

The movie was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture (ironically, it lost to “Gone with the Wind,” the film which Oz’s primary director, Victor Fleming, had left production early to take over when it began to flounder). It did win in two other categories, though: Best Original Song, for “Over the Rainbow,” and Best Original Score, by Herbert Stothar.