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Movie About Roald Dahl’s Quest To Save His Son In Works At Hyde Park

23 June 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Ashok Amritraj's Hyde Park Entertainment Group has acquired Jonathan Newman’s original screenplay Pure Imagination which centers around a specific period in Roald Dahl’s life when his four-month old son was tragically struck by a taxi, and the Charlie & The Chocolate Factory author went to great lengths to save the boy’s life. Newman will also direct the movie, which is scheduled to go into production during the first quarter of 2017.  Pure Imagination is set… »

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Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory Back on the Big Screen June 26th and 29th

20 June 2016 2:07 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

“So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it. Thank you.”

Hold your breath, make a wish, count to three and visit a world of pure imagination on the silver screen this June as Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory returns to cinemas for two special days, 45 years after it first astonished audiences as part of the Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series.

Starring Gene Wilder as famed candy man Willy Wonka, the film transformed Roald Dahl’s novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory into a motion-picture classic with dreamy landscapes, cleverly choreographed musical numbers and indelible performances.

            This delicious cinematic confection includes all-new commentary from TCM host Ben Mankiewicz both before and after the feature. As the Golden Ticket itself says, “do not be late,” because there will be four screenings only — two each day, on June 26 and June 29 at 2pm and 7pm. »

- Tom Stockman

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