From the film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is Johnny Depp in the role of Willy Wonka.

The Dietrich Theater will be presenting its second free Science on Screen movie event this year. And it is delicious.

On Saturday, Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. the historic theater will be presenting two free showings of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Prior to the film’s showing, production manager of Chocolates by Leopold, Curt Ross will be introducing the film with a discussion about the science of chocolate making.

This Science on Screen event presented by the theater is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The purpose of the program is to inspire in audience members an increased appreciation for STEM topics- science, technology, engineering, and mathematics- in and of themselves and as a necessary part of a broader cultural understanding.

Thanks to their support, admission to the film, plus popcorn and soda will be free for all of those who attend. Additionally, all audience members will receive a free chocolate bar from Chocolates by Leopold. And who knows, maybe, just maybe there will be a golden ticket in a lucky attendee’s chocolate bar.

Following the discussion you will see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory starring Johnny Depp. This film follows the story of a young, honest boy with a heart of gold, Charlie Bucket. He dreams of getting the chance to meet his idol, chocolatier Willy Wonka, and seeing the inside of the exceptional and intriguing candy factory. See if Charlie’s dream comes true when Mr. Wonka announces that the fortunate boy or girl who comes up with one of out of five rare golden passes hidden in his Wonka Bars, will win a free tour of the factory, and a lifetime supply of chocolate. Will Charlie find a golden ticket?

Reservations are highly encouraged, due to limited seating. Reserve your tickets by calling 570-836-1022 ext. 3.

The Dietrich is following CDC guidelines for mask wearing and social distancing. Face masks are required to enter the theater and must be worn at all times when navigating the theater. Once seated in socially distance seat, mask may be removed to enjoy popcorn and other concession items.

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