You don't need a golden ticket to enjoy Gene Wilder in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory this weekend.
Curly haired Gene Wilder, who made multiple generations of moviegoers laugh passed away a few days ago. He made an indelible impression in The Producers, and followed that up in comedies like Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein. As the lead character in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, he entranced children and (probably weirded out) adults.
New York City's Metrograph Theater, founded by Alexander Och, specializes in showing rare archival films, movies from Hollywood's golden age to movie premieres in a gorgeous space in the Lower East Side (7 Ludlow Street). This weekend, you can step back into your childhood and watch Willy Wonka on the big screen whilst snuggling in a cushy movie chair.
Re-freak out while watching dancing oompa loompas, laugh at what happens to Veruca, Violet, and Augustus. And marvel at Gene bring Willy Wonka to life.
The Metrograph is showing the movie this Saturday (three show times) through Labor Day, Monday. Visit their website now to secure your tickets.