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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Directed by Mel Stuart. US. 1971. 8+. 98 minutes. Warner Bros. 35mm.
Sponsored by Bridge Street Chocolates

Audiences young and old enjoy this larkish musical/fantasy featuring precocious children and childlike adults. Gene Wilder stars as the eccentric candy maker searching for the child who will inherit his fantastic factory. For a contrarian, but not completely off base, review check out Chuck Bowen’s on