Alamo Drafthouse brings the ‘chocolate factory’ to the big screen

Everyone’s got a golden ticket at the screening of the original “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” at the Alamo Drafthouse on Stone Oak, Saturday, April 28 at 7 p.m.

The Alamo Drafthouse is known for its audience interaction by using themes introduced in the movie that is screened.

Wonka fans will be in for a treat. To create the perfect setting for the movie, two of the film’s original actors, Paris Themmen (Mike Teevee) and Julie Dawn Cole (Veruca Salt), will be making an appearance at the show for a Q&A session. Every audience member will receive an autographed poster with their ticket as a special souvenir to take home with them.

The audience will experience a world of pure imagination as they travel back in time to a place that could only be created by Oompa Loompas and the insane candy-making master, Willy Wonka, played by Gene Wilder.

Wilder’s portrayal of Willy Wonka brings a touch of magic and hilarity to the character that generations have grown up loving.

The Alamo Drafthouse adds an element of the fantastical to the movie screening with bubbles that will float throughout the theater, candy and other specialty items on the menue and the usual sing-alongs and quoting of the film’s memorable scenes among the audience.

The film takes the viewer on an awesome adventure with the children, Charlie Bucket, Veruca Salt, Mike Teevee, Violet Beauregarde, Augustus Gloop and their families to Wonka’s factory where “nobody ever goes in and nobody ever comes out.” Where a chocolate river flows and the interior is made up entirely of candy.

Reliving your childhood is what this screening is about. Even young children who have never seen the original “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” will likely gaze in amazement at not only the then-advanced visual effects and cinematography, but also Wonka’s absurd but profound wisdom- all in a world of pure imagination where children disappear, one-by-one, to be taught a moral lesson.

“Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” is a much loved musical that is jam-packed with humor, imagination, insight, touching moments and so much fun! The special screening of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” at the Alamo Drafthouse at Stone Oak is a one of a kind event for adults and children alike to enjoy. Don’t miss out on all the fun.

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