Prytania Theatre To Screen "Willy Wonka" In Honor of Gene Wilder Over Labor Day Weekend

17:01 August 30, 2016
By: Amber Prattini

If you want to view a paradise, simply go to the Prytania Theatre and watch the limited screenings of the 1971 classic film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.”

In tribute to the passing of actor Gene Wilder (who played Wonka in the film), audiences can see the world of pure imagination based on the best-selling book by Ronald Dahl at the city’s oldest operating movie theater.

The movie follows the journey of Charlie and several other children who were lucky enough to get a gold ticket, which allows them a tour of the mysterious, wondrous candy factory and a lifetime of chocolate. Once inside, it’s discovered there’s more to the contest – and the factory – that the ticketholders weren’t necessarily prepared for and the series of events that ensues.

Don’t miss out on this “golden” opportunity. The screenings are 10 p.m. Friday, September 2 through Sunday, September 4 and 12 p.m. noon on Monday, September 5.

Ticket prices are $11.75, $10.75 for students, $9.75 for children and seniors (Friday-Sunday). For the Monday, September 5 showing, all seats are $6. 

The Prytania Theatre is located at 5339 Prytania Street. For more information, visit their website at or call (504) 891-2787. 

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