Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

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  • Mel Stuart


  • Gene Wilder
  • Jack Albertson
  • Peter Ostrum

A poor boy wins the opportunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory in the world.

The world is astounded when reclusive and enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) announces that five lucky people will be given a tour of the factory, shown all the secrets of his amazing candy, and one will win a lifetime supply of Wonka chocolate. Nobody wants the prize more than young Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum), whose family is so poor that buying even one bar of chocolate is a treat. Miraculously, Charlie snags the last of the five golden tickets, and he and his grandfather (Jack Albertson), along with four somewhat odious other children, get the chance of a lifetime and a tour of the factory. Along the way, mild disasters befall each of the children. Can Charlie beat the odds and grab the brass ring?

Past Programs


For the Love of Chocolate

Center of Science and Industry, Columbus, OH

The Science of Chocolate

Images Cinema, Williamstown, MA


Science on Screen Jr.: No Monkeys, No Chocolate

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline, MA