‘Wizard of Oz’ returning to theaters for 80th anniversary

In celebration of the 80th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz,” the film is being released to select theaters.

You won’t have to go over the rainbow to find it, because several theaters in the Richmond area will be showing the film.

Regal Virginia Center 20, Regal Commonwealth Stadium and Regal Westchester Common 16 will all show the movie Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. and Jan. 29 and 30 at 7 p.m.

“The Wizard of Oz” was recently named the most influential film of all time.

If you’ve never seen the iconic film on the big screen – or perhaps never seen it at all – now is your chance.

Fathom Events has a full list of show times, searchable by zip code.

The story of Dorothy Gale and a band of misfit friends battling the Wicked Witch of the West was first released to theaters Aug. 25, 1939, and is based on the book “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum released in 1900.

There are several differences between the book and the movie, most notable the color of Dorothy’s ruby slippers. The shoes are silver in the book, but were changed to red for the movie.