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Family Matinee: Musicals

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

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Saturday 7/26
2:00 pm
$5 Adults & Children (over age 2)
FREE IHP Members

FOR FILMS AND EVENTS PRESENTED BY IHP, Tickets ARE Also Available From the IHP Box Office, which is normally open Tue-Sat from noon-8pm (or, for events outside of those times, from one hour before until one hour after the scheduled starting time).  call 215-387-5125, menu option 2. 

dir. Mel Stuart, USA, 1971, 35mm, color, 100 min.

From Roald Dahl's novel, produced by David Wolper, and nominated for an Academy Award ("Best Score"), Gene Wilder stars in this magical, musical fantasy for the young, and the young at heart. Join the expedition visiting legendary Candy Man Willy Wonka (Wilder) in a splendiferous movie that wondrously brings to the screen the endlessly appetizing delights of Dahl's classic book. Coated with flavorful tunes and production design that constantly dazzles the eye, this effervescent musical never fails to enchant young and old. On a whirlwind tour of Willy's incredible, edible realm of chocolate waterfalls, elfish Oompa-Loompas and industrial-sized confections, a boy named Charlie (Peter Ostrum) will discover the sweetest secret of all: a generous, loving heart. And you'll rediscover the timeless magic of a delicious family classic.

All year long, International House Philadelphia entertains families when we open the doors to all ages for our series of family friendly matinees, two  Saturdays each month at 2pm. The series brings the big screen to children, inspiring their imaginations, and yours, too! Take this opportunity to encourage a love of film and art from a young age. Filmgoers of all ages will delight in this carefully curated selection of inspired educational and entertaining cinema from around the world. These films will bring the best of both worlds – education and entertainment. With a diverse line-up of programming geared towards children, teens, parents, and grandparents, there’s no reason to leave anyone at home!

Support provided in part by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund.