“TCM Big Screen Classics: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” Movie Event Ticket Giveaway (June)

Win Tickets to see “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”
on the Big Screen!
in Select Cinemas Nationwide June 26 & June 29!

CMH is thrilled to announce the next round of our monthly movie ticket giveaways this year, courtesy of Fathom Events! That said, this month, we’ll be giving away SIX PAIRS of tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory on the Big Screen!

The film will be playing in select cinemas nationwide for a special two-day-only event on Sunday, June 26 and Wednesday, June 29 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time. (check theater listings here; please note that there might be slightly different theater listings for each date)

That said, here’s how you can enter to win a pair of tickets:
In order to qualify to win a pair of movie tickets via this contest, you must complete the below task by Saturday, June 18 at 10PM EST.

We will announce the winner(s) on Twitter on Sunday, June 19, between 6PM EST and 7PM EST. If a winner(s) does not have a Twitter account, we will announce that winner(s) via this blog in the comment section below.

TCM Big Screen Classics: Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory

TCM Big Screen Classics: Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory

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ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, June 18 at 10PM EST…

1) Answer the below question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog post

THE QUESTION:
Although Willy Wonka isn’t a classic-era classic movie, many people consider it a classic none-the-less, with lots of fond memories about it… That said, what is it about the film that you especially like? Or, if you haven’t seen the film, why would you like to go see it?

2) Then TWEET* (not DM) the following message:
Just entered to win tickets to see “Willie Wonka” on the Big Screen courtesy of @ClassicMovieHub & @FathomEvents #TCMBigScreen

*If you do not have a Twitter account, you can still enter the contest by simply answering the above question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog — BUT PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ADD THIS VERBIAGE TO YOUR ANSWER: I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

About the film: Directed by Mel Stuart and starring Gene Wilder as the legendary Willy Wonka, this movie brings to the screen the endlessly appetizing delights of Roald Dahl’s cherished book. Coated with flavorful tunes and production designs that are a visual treat for the eyes, this effervescent musical never fails to enchant young and old. On a whirlwind tour of Willy’s incredible, edible realm of chocolate waterfalls, elfish Oompa-Loompas and industrial-sized confections, a boy named Charlie (Peter Ostrum) will discover the sweetest secret of all: a generous, loving heart. With this heart-warming fan favorite, audiences will rediscover all the timeless magic as it was meant to be seen: on the big screen.

IMPORTANT NOTE for all prizing: This is a special two-day-only event at select theaters nationwide on Sunday, June 26 and Wednesday, June 29 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time. Winners will be responsible for their own transportation to the Event. Only United States entries are eligible. Please click here before you enter to ensure that the Event is scheduled at a theater near you and that you are able to attend.

Please note that only United States residents are eligible to enter this giveaway contest. (see contest rules for further information)

BlogHub members ARE also eligible to win if they live within the Continental United States (as noted above).

You can follow Fathom Events on Twitter at @fathomevents

Can’t wait to win? You can buy tickets here:

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–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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28 Responses to “TCM Big Screen Classics: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” Movie Event Ticket Giveaway (June)

  1. I really like the bold colors of the film ( typical 1970s ), how different it was from other musicals, and, of course…..the golden tickets. Every candy bar I open up I think about that prize-winning golden ticket that was wrapped inside Charlie’s!

  2. I forgot to add : I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      To tell you the truth, I’ve never seen it, so I am very much looking forward to it. Thanks for entering and Good Luck :)

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Constance, Just wanted to let you know that you’re one of our six winners! Congratulations! I just sent you an email. If you didn’t get it please let me know asap. Thanks!

  3. Diana says:

    This is one of the first musicals I remember watching, and I’ve always loved the timelessness about it.

  4. Ashley Hinz says:

    You have never seen it!? While I wouldn’t call it amazing, it has a good message to it. The boy reminds me of myself. I was extremely attached to 3 out of 4 grandparents. Grandpa Joe was sort of my Grandpa Lester. I have had a copy of it in one format or another since prior to 1990. I didn’t see it in widescreen until TCM showed it. Turner owns it, so I have seen it on TBS, TNT, and TCM. The only thing I don’t like is the bratty Mike TV kid and his mother.

  5. Gloria Lopez says:

    Hi. I love Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Some of my favorite things about it are the colors, set and costume design, special effects, the inspiring storyline and the song “Pure Imagination”. The colors are so bright in Wonka’s factory and I love how that helps communicate how otherworldly and “weird” everything about him and his candy factory is in comparison to Charlie’s world. The sets, costumes and special effects also help take viewers into that other world with Charlie and make it so pretty and fun. I love how Charlie gets a happy ending. He really deserves it. He’s such a sweet boy and so devoted to his family. I love how he loves his grandparents so much. I am lucky enough to have elders around me and I love them so much so I can relate to him in that way. I love what the Golden Ticket symbolizes. It’s not just the chance to enter into Wonka’s factory but it’s also kind of the pass to a new beginning for Charlie and his family. All the actors do an amazing job. I love how Charlie, Grandpa, and Wonka are played. Lastly, I love “Pure Imagination”. It’s just so sweet and inspiring and makes you want to dream bigger dreams.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Gloria, I don’t see your tweet yet… If you don’t have a twitter account, please let me know. If you do have a twitter account, please tweet the entry message. Thanks!

  6. ilikeyourwork22 says:

    I have never seen Willie Wonka but have heard its wonderful and love the music.

  7. Mark PAGAN says:

    Love the dark side of Wonka that Wilder hints at

  8. Ashley says:

    Gene Wilder is my favorite part of the film. He was perfectly cast and played Willy Wonka with the mystery and zaniness the character embodies. And I love Veruca Salt.

  9. Bernice says:

    This movie just has that oldie feel to it. I can’t explain it. And it actually teaches a lesson, so many movies nowadays don’t teach a lesson.

  10. Steve Weber says:

    I love how Grandpa Joe has been bedridden for 20 years and then pops out of bed for a chance to see Willy’s factory. Lazy bum but I still love him!

  11. Willy Wonka has been one of my favorites since I was little… as a kid my favorite thing about it was the edible chocolate factory (I would have done anything to have lickable wallpaper or a chocolate river!) but now I think my favorite part is the Pure Imagination song. I love the message and the music, it just always makes me smile :)

  12. Tyler Scott says:

    What I especially like about “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” is Gene Wilder’s interpretation of the title character. In fact, I’d rank his performance among my favorites of all time. What I love about his performance is how genuinely wonderful he is, while still being a bit mysterious. My favorite scene in the film is when he greets the crowd, among them the 5 luck winners, by slowly walking with a limp. There’s a slight sense of disappointment because he isn’t the energetic and outgoing person everyone expected him to be. When his cane gets stuck in the brick and he slowly falls forward to end in a somersault, it always brings a smile to my face. He’s just the person I imagined, a jokester with an intriguing undertone of mystery.

    The music in the film is also one of its greatest features. In general, I am not a big fan of musicals. I usually find the songs to be disingenuous and jarring. However, “Wonka” is a huge exception. Every musical number is so much fun, especially “The Candy Man” and “Pure Imagination.” They’re all well written and well-placed in the story.

    The characters are also so well cast. Charlie and Grandpa Joe are so likeable, while the other kid actors are suitably kind of spoiled in their own ways. It really helps make the visit to the factory a great adventure.

    Overall, “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” is in my Top 5 favorite films of all time. The opportunity to see it on the big screen would be magical.

  13. Robin black says:

    Love this movie. I remember laughing so hard when I was little and Augustus got stuck in the pipe. Willy wonka is magic and I would love to see it on the big screen

  14. Daniel Gushard says:

    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is a morality tale wrapped in a sugary-sweet children’s fantasy. It is a classic movie that showcases Gene Wilder’s perfect performance, as well as a fun soundtrack (love those oompa-loompas).

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Can’t wait to see it myself (I must admit that I’ve never seen it!)…

      Thanks for entering and Good Luck :)

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Daniel, Just wanted to let you know that you’re one of our six winners! Congratulations! I just sent you an email. If you didn’t get it please let me know asap. Thanks!

  15. Adam VanHandel says:

    The nostalgia of it all really makes me want to see this again, this time on the big screen.

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      To be honest, I’ll be seeing it for the first time ever this month — and looking forward to it…

      Thanks for entering and Good Luck!

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Adam, Just wanted to let you know that you’re one of our six winners! Congratulations! I just sent you an email. If you didn’t get it please let me know asap. Thanks!

  16. Ken Potter says:

    I love Gene Wilder’s performance. Loved his bemused cynicism as the greedy kids eliminated themselves one by one and his transition to benevolent optimist at the end. Loved this movie as a kid and can really appreciate Wilder’s performance now.

  17. Shelia says:

    Dang it I missed it. And I love Gene Wilder too.

  18. Shelia says:

    So sad about his recent passing…and he didn’t want anyone to know because he didn’t want to make them unhappy. Such a great man in a quiet way. Always with that twinkle in his eye. Young Frankenstein is my favorite and I see it is coming up soon. Oddly, I never saw Wonka, but I plan to now….especially since I didn’t win. BooHoo. Not a problem. Will watch it on DVD with my son. Thank you Classic Movie Hub for all the great opportunities and memories.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Yes, so very sad to hear about Gene Wilder… My heart sank when I heard the news…

      Thanks for posting here, and for all of your CMH support.

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