Is ‘The Wizard of Oz’ in 3D Worth Your Time?

Sept 16, 2013 Taking one of Hollywood’s most beloved Golden Age classics like “The Wizard of Oz” and converting it to both 3D and IMAX is a heady undertaking, and one that even “Oz” experts weren’t sure would work. However, on September 20, the restored “Oz” will open at IMAX theaters around the world, including the newly renamed and restored TCL Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Blvd, where it debuted on August 15, 1939. The release is timed to the film’s 75th anniversary. At a presentation September 9 at the Chinese Theater, officials from IMAX and Warner Bros., who now own the MGM musical, spoke about the painstaking, 16-month process by which a movie made with 1939 technology was updated for today.