Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

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Family Film Series
ORPHEUM · SAUGERTIES

Saturday, August 3 1:00p

STARR · RHINEBECK

Sunday, August 4 1:00p

A FREE series. Please be considerate and limit RSVPs to a maximum of 4 tickets per film as we would like the entire community to enjoy the series.

This classic musical about a poor but hopeful boy who earns a ticket into the magical world of Willy Wonka has inspired prequels, sequels, and reimaginations of the Roald Dahl children’s book. Ushered by a career-defining, incomparable performance by Gene Wilder, stepping into this mesmeric story reminds us that believing in one’s dreams is as important for children as it is for grown-ups. (dir. Mel Stuart, US, 1971, 100m)

“Delightful, funny, scary, exciting, and, most of all, a genuine work of imagination. Willy Wonka is such a surely and wonderfully spun fantasy that it works on all kinds of minds, and it is fascinating because, like all classic fantasy, it is fascinated with itself.” –  Roger Ebert

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