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Happy 80th! Catch The Wizard of Oz in these Columbia-area theaters next week

In this 1939 file photo originally released by Warner Bros., from left, Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion, Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow, Judy Garland as Dorothy, and Jack Haley as the Tin Woodman, are shown in a scene from “The Wizard of Oz.” The S.C. State Museum opens special activities around the classic this weekend.
In this 1939 file photo originally released by Warner Bros., from left, Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion, Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow, Judy Garland as Dorothy, and Jack Haley as the Tin Woodman, are shown in a scene from “The Wizard of Oz.” The S.C. State Museum opens special activities around the classic this weekend. File photo via AP

Wizard of Oz fans rejoice: the favorite classic film is making its way back to theaters to celebrate it’s 80th anniversary.

The film, featuring Dorothy, Toto and their friends, will be playing at various Columbia-area cinemas Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

The following establishments are showing the film: the Regal Columbiana Grande Stadium 14 and the Regal Sandhill Stadium Cinema 16.

The Wizard of Oz is an adaptation of a book by the same name. The film came out in 1939, and was produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Take a trip with Dorothy down The Yellow Brick Road on a tour of the once-popular theme park, The Land of Oz, atop Beech Mountain, N.C.

Emily Bohatch is a breaking news reporter for The State. She also updates The State’s databases. Her accomplishments include winning a Green Eyeshade award in Disaster Reporting in 2018 for her teamwork reporting on Hurricane Irma. She has a degree in Journalism with a minor in Spanish from Ohio University’s E. W. Scripps School of Journalism.


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