Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Kidgits Club: The Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Event

No need to trek to all the way to the Emerald CityTM for adventure – simply visit Los Angeles-area Simon Malls for a special experience as Simon Malls celebrate of The Wizard of Oz’s 75th anniversary. Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE:SPG), a leading global retail real estate company, invites children and parents to join The Wizard of Oz's 75th anniversary event hosted by the Simon Kidgits Club.
When: September 21, 2013, Saturday
Where: Simon Malls-Kidgits Club:
  • Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance from 10 a.m. to noon near JoAnn’s Court
  • The Shops at Montebello from noon to 1:30 p.m.in Center Court

To sign up and be a member of Kidgits Club, click here

At each celebration, families can participate in a variety of imaginative The Wizard of Oz inspired activities to revel in the charming tradition of the YELLOW BRICK ROADTM

Children who attend will receive:
  • a map, which leads to various stations that feature viewings of The Wizard of Oz film clips.
  • craft-making and coloring activities.
  • cut-out character photo opportunities and,
  • exclusive movie-focused giveaways. 

Children who wear a costume will receive a free Rubie’s Red Trick-or-Treat pail, while supplies last. 

At Del Amo Fashion Center, a Dorothy look-a-like will also mingle with children, as well as read stories and pose for photos.

Re-experiencing the Multi-Generational Favorite on Screen

Also to mark this momentous anniversary, Warner Bros. is launching a comprehensive, cross-divisional The Wizard of Oz film campaign. Beginning September 20, 2013, The Wizard of Oz 3D will be presented in the immersive IMAX® 3D format and return to the big screen for an exclusive one-week engagement in IMAX® theatres across North America. 

Following the IMAX® theatrical release, on October 1, 2013, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) will release a limited and numbered The Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Collector’s Edition, which will consist of a five-disc set including Blu-rayTM, Blu-ray 3DTM, DVD and UltraVioletTM versions of the film; a new documentary, The Making of The Wonderful The Wizard of Oz;bonus features and premium collectibles. New exclusive collectible 75th Anniversary memorabiliaincludes a deluxe award pin set from The Noble CollectionTM, 52-page hardcover photo book, RUBY SLIPPERSTM Sparkle Globe, hardcover journal, frameable map of Oz, and frameable photo card. Three more editions will be available separately: a two-disc 3D/Blu-ray, a single-disc Blu-ray, and a two-disc DVD. All four will contain the new documentary and extra content.

“Bringing to life the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz at Simon Malls allows families to experience the magic of the film today just as viewers did decades ago,” said Jeff Baker, WBHE’sExecutive Vice President and General Manager, Theatrical Catalog. “Children will be introduced to the movie through engaging activities, and parents will feel a sense of nostalgia as they remember the first time they saw the movie as kids.”

The Simon Kidgits Club is a fun and informative program that focuses on health, wellness, education, safety and entertainment for children ages 3-8. Since 2003, the Simon Kidgits Club has kept children and parents alike amused with various events and activities while providing incentives for club members, such as special offers, rewards and games.    

For more information about the Simon Kidgits Club, visit www.simon.com/kidgits. For further detail on Warner Bros. and The Wizard of Oz, visit www.thewizardofoz.com. Use hashtags #WizardofOz75 and #EmeraldCity to follow the fun on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


© 2013 Turner Entertainment Co. and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.  All Rights Reserved.  THE WIZARD OF OZ and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Turner Entertainment Co. 

disclosure: this is not a sponsored post. Press release provided by Simon Malls.

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