Can you believe it’s been 80 years since The Wizard of Oz was released in theaters? To celebrate this cinematic milestone, Pinballz is launching of a one week promotional blitz across all three Pinballz locations.
“The Wizard of Oz resonates with young and old alike,” said Darren Spohn, owner of Pinballz, “which is one of the reasons our Wizard of Oz games are so popular. We are embedding special ruby red glitter chips in the Wizard of Oz coin pushers at all locations to celebrate the nostalgic phenomenon of Dorothy and her ruby red slippers.”
On August 25th, 1939 the Wizard of Oz movie was released to critical acclaim using an unusual transition from the black and white world of reality in Kansas to the bright, saturated, Technicolor Land of Oz. Color became the focus of many film-making decisions; from changing Dorothy’s slipper from silver to ruby red to obsessing over the exact color yellow to use for the yellow brick road. The film remains a testament to the MGM studio team’s creative use of the day’s technology. Pinballz’s celebration of the Wizard of Oz anniversary will run from August 18-25th. The special ruby red glitter chips will be redeemable for 1,000 tickets at each location’s Redemption Centers.