Before we broke ground on the Alamo Drafthouse Littleton in 2012, we introduced ourselves to the neighborhood with the Aspen Grove Outdoor Free Family Film Series. One of the films we screened outside to introduce our neighborhood to the Drafthouse experience was WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. So, it’s with great excitement and nostalgia that we’re throwing THE ULTIMATE WILLY WONKA PARTY on Wednesday, September 25 at 7:00 and 8:00PM.
If you’ve been living under a rock in the Buckets’ backyard, WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is the tale of a mysterious candy inventor (three guesses as to his name) who announces a contest for five lucky children to tour his factory. Every child around the world longs to find a Golden Ticket, but none as fervently as the poverty stricken Charlie. Luckily for the story, Charlie finds one, and joins a group of spoiled children on the tour of a lifetime. Chocolate waterfalls and Oompa-Loompas are just the tip of the iceberg, and not all of the kids will make it out of the factory unscathed.
WILLY WONKA is a family flick that's both thrilling and terrifying, the heady mix of dark humor and childish pranks that could only be made in the 1970s. It’s endured as everyone’s favorite Roald Dahl adaptation, despite the best efforts of Tim Burton and Johnny Depp.
Of course, it wouldn’t be an ULTIMATE PARTY if we just screened the movie, and we're excited to announce that three castmembers from the film will be joining us at the Drafthouse. Paris Themmen (Mike Teevee), Julie Dawn Cole (Veruca Salt) and Denise Nickerson (Violet Beauregarde) will be live and in person at the screenings, and available for a Q&A.
There will be contests and games before the film, and the film itself will be an interactive experience. Each guest will receive a bag of candy, and a few special prop items to make the film come alive in the theater. We won’t be quoting along, but you will get a chance to sing along with Gene Wilder at particular moments of the film. We can't not sing along with "Pure Imagination."
So, join us for THE ULTIMATE WILLY WONKA PARTY on September 25 at 7:00 and 8:00PM. You won’t need a Golden Ticket, but you will need a seat, so reserve yours today!