Marker for the first-ever premiere of "The Wizard of Oz," which took place in Oconomowoc on August 12, 1939.

Oconomowoc celebrates 80 years since “Wizard of Oz” premiere with a festival, yellow brick road, and public movie screening Thursday

There’s no place like home, right? And there’s no place like Oconomowoc. This lovely city in Waukesha County’s Lake Country is where the legendary film “The Wizard of Oz” had one of its first premieres. It took place at the Strand Theater on August 12, 1939; a marker commemorates this downtown on the site where…