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Paramount Movie Classics: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

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Friday, December 18, 2009 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Cost: $5

Event Details

Doors open 60 minutes before the show – giving you ample time to purchase a cocktail, beverage, or movie snack, admire the Art Deco décor, and enjoy the music from the Mighty Wurlitzer organ. When the curtain rises at 8:00 p.m., you’ll be treated to a newsreel, cartoon, previews, and the Paramount’s prize give-away game “Dec-O-Win”. The feature film begins at 8:30 p.m.

Box Office opens @ 6:00pm | Doors open @ 7:00 | Curtain rises @ 8:00pm
All Tickets: $5.00

About the Film: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971) Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book is brought to the screen in this colorful story of reclusive chocolate maker Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) who offers five lucky children the chance to tour his mysterious candy factory. Roald Dahl adapted his own book for the screenplay of this timeless family film that will continue to endure as long as people love chocolate.

About The Paramount Theatre: Built in 1931, Oakland’s Paramount Theatre is one of the finest remaining examples of Art Deco design in the United States. After its initial brief blaze of “movie palace” glory in the 1930s, this remarkable auditorium suffered three decades of neglect and decline until its rescue by the Oakland Symphony, the City of Oakland and numerous private donors in 1972. A painstaking and authentic restoration was completed in 1973 and the theatre was entered in the National Register of Historic Places. Restored to its original splendor, meticulously maintained, and fully upgraded to modern technical standards, the Paramount is currently home of the Oakland East Bay Symphony and hosts a year-round schedule of popular music concerts, variety shows, theatre, and – of course – movies.

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Cost: $5
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