Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
 
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

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$5 General Admission

$4 Seniors 60+

 

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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Friday & Saturday ONLY!  November 16 & 17
Starring: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson & Peter Ostrum

 

A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory

 

The Strand is delighted to bring this all-time classic back to the Big Screen with our 45 speaker surround-sound system!

 

After reading the script, Gene Wilder said he would take the role of Willy Wonka under one condition: that he would be allowed to limp, then suddenly somersault in the scene when he first meets the children. When Director Mel Stuart asked why, Gene Wilderreplied that having Wonka do this meant that "from that time on, no one will know if I'm lying or telling the truth." Stuart asked, "If I say no, you won't do the picture?" and Gene Wilder said, "I'm afraid that's the truth."

 

The reactions of the actors and actresses in some scenes are spontaneous. For example, when the children first enter the Chocolate Room and see the candy gardens, their reactions are real, it was really their first view of that particular set.

 

The Wonkatania was on a track in the chocolate river, but the actor playing the Oompa Loompa at the helm thought he was actually steering it. For the sake of believability, Stuart didn't tell him the truth.

 

Peter Ostrum (Charlie Bucket) made no other films. He turned down a five picture contract, because he didn't want to make acting his profession. He later became a veterinarian. In fact, out of all of the children in this movie, Julie Dawn Cole (Veruca Salt) is the only one still acting (as of 2013). 

 

 Friday & Saturday, November 16 & 17,  7:30pm
1971 Rated - G | Runtime 1 hour 40 minutes