"From the time I was 5, when I was first allowed to watch the movie, my mother made a huge deal out of it. My childhood best friend was invited over to spend the night to watch the movie. My mother would turn the kitchen table into a movie theatre. She draped blankets over the top & sides, forming a dark space. She used an extension cord to plug in our tiny 13-inch TV and put it under the table. We grabbed tons of blankets & pillows to sleep on. We had popcorn & juice & candy while we watched. We did this every year from ages 5 to 13. Of course...we grew bigger, the TV grew bigger, and our legs extended out from underneath the table when we fell asleep, but it was absolutely imperative we never missed the yearly showing. Since then, I still watch it every year (sometimes more), I'm an avid collector and even my bathroom is an Oz themed room. I get a lot of jokes from family & friends about my Wizard of Oz fetish, but it was my favorite movie then and always will be."
- Amy B.