— The annual Spring Film Series at the not-for-profit cultural organization Bethel Woods Center for the Arts continues with three films sure to appeal to all audiences with Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory on March 9, Taking Woodstock on April 6 and Some Like It Hot on May 4.
Movie tickets are $8 for the general public; $6 for members; $5 for kids three to 12; and children two and under are free. Tickets are available in advance and at the door. More ticketing info is available at www.BethelWoodsCenter.org or by calling 845-295-2060.
The Bethel Woods film series offers guests opportunities to see childhood favorites on the big screen, and to introduce their children to classic films. Stay after the screening for “Cinema Conversations,” featuring guest hosts from the film community to lead a lively group discussion about the film, the series, and subjects of the audience’s interest.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - Saturday, March 9 at 2 p.m.
The “scrumdiddlyumptious” world of Roald Dahl comes to life on the big screen in this delightful musical for the whole family. Charlie Bucket is a poor boy with big dreams to someday visit the mysterious chocolate factory of the magical Mr. Willy Wonka.
The mischievous proprietor hides five golden tickets inside his famous chocolate bars and the lucky few to find them will go on life-changing journey through this dangerous and delightful fun house.
Is Charlie’s luck about to change? At this special family-friendly screening, the afternoon will start with an audience sing-along and a reading from the novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. There will be chocolate bars for all, plus a special prize for one lucky child. This film is rated G by the MPAA.
Taking Woodstock - Saturday, April 6 at 7 p.m.
In keeping with the opening of our spring 2013 special exhibit On Assignment: Woodstock, the Photos of Rolling Stone Photographer Baron Wolman, Bethel Woods will be presenting the film Taking Woodstock.
Based on Elliot Tiber’s memoir Taking Woodstock: A True Story of a Riot, a Concert, and a Life, and directed by filmmaker Ang Lee, the film takes a humorous (and sometimes inaccurate) look at the story behind how one of the greatest concerts came to be.
Join in afterwards for a discussion about the film’s accuracies and inaccuracies in telling the story of the 1969 Woodstock concert. This film is rated R by the MPAA.
Some Like It Hot - Saturday, May 4 at 7 p.m.
Named by the American Film Institute as the “Funniest Film of All Time,” Some Like It Hot continues to delight audiences with its wacky and witty humor and memorable performances by Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis.
Page 2 of 2 - When two musicians (Curtis and Lemmon) are wanted by the Mob, they go into hiding, disguising themselves as women in an all-female band. Their cross-dressing antics lead to a comedy of errors when one of the disguised men becomes the object of affection for a rich, eccentric millionaire, and the other falls in love with the band’s lead singer: the steaming, blonde bombshell Sugar Kane (Monroe).
The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards. This film is rated PG by the MPAA.