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Meet the real Violet Beauregarde at screening of Willy Wonka
Thursday Nights, May 17 - June 14
6 pm: Trivia, galleries, and bar
Starting Thursday, May 17, be a kid again as you watch your favorite cult-classic films from days of yore while sipping a specially-paired signature cocktail! New this season, we will start each night with movie-themed trivia. Free with movie ticket!
$8 general, $5 Museum members. Signature drinks, wine, beer, and snacks for purchase.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)Thursday, May 17, Rated G
paired with the "Scrumdiddlyumptious" cocktail
The real Violet Beauregarde, Aurora-resident Denise Nickerson, will be making a special appearance at our screening of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory on Thursday! "Violet" will give us an insider's look at what it was like to work with Gene Wilder and be part of this iconic film. Film to be followed by Q & A and memorabilia autographs.
The Muppet MovieThursday, May 24, Rated G
paired with the "Kermit" cocktail
After living the quiet life in a swamp, Kermit the Frog takes the chance for his big break as he makes the journey to Hollywood. Along the way, he comes across several quirky new friends, including comedic Fozzie Bear, beautiful but feisty Miss Piggy, and the Great Gonzo. But Kermit must also watch out for ruthless Doc Hopper, who plans to use him as his spokesman for his Frog Legs food chain.
The SandlotThursday, May 31, Rated PG
paired with "The Beast" cocktail
Scotty Smalls moves to a new neighborhood and wants to learn to play baseball. Rodriguez, the neighborhood baseball guru, takes Smalls under his wing and soon he becomes part of the local baseball buddies. A summer full of adventures ensues, including treehouse sleepovers, the snooty rival baseball team, the attractive lifeguard at the pool, and the legendary ball-eating dog called The Beast.
The Never Ending StoryThursday, June 7, Rated PG
paired with the "Southern Oracle" cocktail
Bastian is a young boy who lives a dreary life being tormented by school bullies. On one such occasion, he escapes into a bookshop where the old proprietor reveals an ancient storybook to him. As he begins to read the book in the school attic, he is drawn into the mythical land of Fantasia, which desperately needs a hero to save it from destruction.
HookThursday, June 14, Rated PG
paired with the "Bangarang" cocktail
Peter Pan (Robin Williams) has grown up to be a cutthroat lawyer and is married to Wendy’s granddaughter. Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman) kidnaps Peter’s children, prompting Peter to return to Never Land with Tinkerbell (Julia Roberts). With the help of Tink and the Lost Boys, he must remember how to fly, fight, and crow again in order to save his children by battling with Captain Hook once more.
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