Norwich Community Cinema Foundation Presents: A Community Showing of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Under the Stars on Chelsea Parade
(Norwich, CT) – The Norwich Community Cinema Foundation recently celebrated its first anniversary of screening movies in downtown Norwich. As a “thank you” to the community for its support, the NCCF has decided to host an outdoor movie screening of the classic family film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory on the Chelsea Parade, Saturday, September 4th at 8:00 PM. This event is free to the public.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is your golden ticket to imagination and adventure! This is the 1971 musical adaptation of a Roald Dahl story. The film stars Gene Wilder as the eccentric, genius, candy maker, Willy Wonka. It also stars Jack Albertson as Grandpa Joe and Peter Ostrum as Charlie. The film received an Oscar nomination in 1972 for the music score and Gene Wilder received a Golden Globe nomination for his role in the film. Don’t miss it! It’s Scrumdiddlyumptious!
Bring blankets and lawn chairs and come early. The event will be held rain or shine. In the event of rain, the film will be shown across the street, in Slater Auditorium, on the campus of Norwich Free Academy.
This screening is made possible by the generous support of the following local businesses: The Law Offices of Brown Jacobson, Charter Oak FCU, The Law Offices of Chinigo Leone & Maruzo, Dime Bank, and Norwich Bulletin. Additional contributors include Chelsea Groton Bank and Norwich Public Utilities.
About Norwich Community Cinema Foundation:
The Norwich Community Cinema Foundation, Inc. (“NCCF”) is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to maintain a public cinema and gathering space in Norwich. For the past year NCCF, as an affiliate of the Norwich Arts Council, Inc., has been showing high-quality, independent films on the second Saturday of each month in the Donald Oat Theater in downtown Norwich. With the support of a grant obtained by the Norwich Free Academy, we have also been having monthly screenings of foreign films at The Sidney E. Frank Performing & Visual Arts Center at NFA. NCCF seeks to promote local, regional and other independent filmmakers and cultivate an appreciation for the film medium as an expression of creativity. We strive to foster the movie going experience—the big screen and the smell of popcorn—and host lively discussions about the films we show.
Visit norwichcinema.org for movie information and to learn more about the Norwich Community Cinema Foundation.
The Norwich Community Cinema Foundation, Inc. is recognized as a tax-exempt entity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.