Beat The Heat: WONKA

Watch Trailer Director: Paul King
Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Calah Lane, Keegan-Michael Key, Hugh Grant, Paterson Joseph

Ever wonder how everyone’s favorite candy man came to be so..? Timothée Chalamet stars in Wonka the film that tells the backstory of Roald Dahl’s classic character – Willy Wonka!

Before he was the head honcho of the famed Chocolate Factory, the young Wonka was part-inventor-part-magician, with a sweet tooth for cocoa-flavored confections that offer a bit more magic than the standard sugar buzz. Willy invents “hoverchocs”, a chocolatey treat that makes people levitate, and signs a contract with an agent who promises to help him achieve his dream of starting his own chocolate shop. But, rival Arthur Slugworth (Paterson Joseph) and his other nefarious partners undermine Willy’s good fortune. Thankfully, help comes to Willy from an unlikely source – an Oompa Loompa named Lofty (Hugh Grant) – and things are set in motion that will result in the whimsical Chocolate Factory finally becoming a reality.

Nominated for numerous awards – including a Golden Globe and several People’s Choice honors for Chalamet – director Paul King’s Wonka features excellent special effects, an energetic cast, and a batch of new songs that all combine to revitalize one of the all-time greatest characters in the history of fantasy films.




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This series is made possible thanks to support from the following sponsors: OUCU Financial, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce, Brenen’s Cafe and Deli, Athens County Children Services, Ohio Arts Council, and Arts for Ohio

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Running Time: 116 MIN116 MIN
This Film is Wheelchair Accessible