‘Willy Wonka’ on outdoor screen
Camden — “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” the 1971 version starring Gene Wilder, will be shown Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 8 p.m. outdoors in the Camden Amphitheatre, Atlantic Avenue adjacent to host Camden Public Library. Attendees should bring their own lawn seating. The free screening will be canceled in the case of rain.
The fantasy movie is based on the book by Roald Dahl. The outdoor screening is part of the A “Renascence” Summer series sponsored by The First Bancorp.; all of the event have poetry as a theme. In this film, the title character, played by Wilder, offers manic recital of quotations from Shakespeare, William Blake, John Keats, John Masefield and Ogden Nash.
The world is astounded when Willy Wonka, for years a recluse in his factory, 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 but as his family is so poor that buying even one bar of chocolate is a treat, buying enough bars to find one of the five golden tickets is unlikely in the extreme. But in movies, magic can happen. Charlie, 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 odious children. Can Charlie beat the odds and grab the brass ring?
Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or email@example.com.