Two classic films from opposite ends of the spectrum are back on the big screen for limited runs this week.
In honor of its upcoming 75th anniversary, the family-friendly “The Wizard of Oz” is getting the IMAX 3-D treatment. A remastered version of the beloved musical fantasy filled with munchkins, ruby slippers and yellow brick roads opens in theaters for one week starting Friday.
The theatrical release ties in with Warner Bros. promotion for the “The Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Collectors Edition” DVD and 3-D Blu-ray disc that comes out Oct. 1.
In the Tampa Bay Area, you can see “The Wizard of Oz” on IMAX screens at the AMC Veterans 20 in Tampa, Muvico Baywalk 20 in St. Petersburg, AMC Regency 20 in Brandon, or the AMC Woodlands Square 20 in Oldsmar. There will be regular showtimes daily through Sept. 26.
The very not-family-friendly “A Clockwork Orange,” starring Malcolm McDowell as the sadistic leader of a futuristic gang of “ultra violence”-loving “droogs” is back in theaters Sept. 19 for one night only.
The 1971 cult favorite directed by Stanley Kubrick will be at the Muvico Centro Ybor 20 in Tampa, the Baywalk 20 in St. Petersburg and the Muvico Palm Harbor 10 in Palm Harbor. Showtimes are 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.