Wonka

Friday, January 12 until Thursday, January 18, 2024Yukon Theatre

Based on the extraordinary character at the center of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl’s most iconic children’s book and one of the best-selling children’s books of all time, “Wonka” tells the wondrous story of how the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today.

Recommended for ages 8+ for some peril, mild language and thematic elements.

"Whimsical, sweet prequel has mild peril, fatphobic jokes." -  commonsensemedia

83% on Rottentomatoes:

"With director Paul King at the helm and some solid new songs at the ready, the warmly old-fashioned Wonka puts a suitably sweet spin on the classic character while still leaving some room for the source material's darker undertones."

Big, Buoyant, Sometimes Ridiculous, And Great. The film is charming and warm-hearted, much like Paddington and its sequel, and the onscreen delight is infectious. - Emily Zemler, Observer (New York)

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