Feature Film Program

Queens Drive-In: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

The original, unparalleled screen adaptation of Roald Dahl’s one-and-only children’s fantasy.

$35-75; one ticket admits one car


Sat May 1 7:00 PM

The Film

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Mel Stuart | US | 100

With Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum. In this enduring musical fantasy, Gene Wilder stars as the inscrutable Willy Wonka, a candy king who lives hidden away from the world in his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory. Based on Roald Dahl's 1964 book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this mesmerizing fantasy follows impoverished, good-souled young Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum) as he and four other children win a coveted tour behind Wonka’s impenetrable gates. Yet their journey isn’t quite what he and his chaperone Grandpa Joe (Jack Albertson) anticipated. With marvelous inventiveness and a wily, trickster of a performance by Wilder, this remains one of the most beloved of all family films. Rated: G

Event Details

7:00 PM
Doors Open
8:00 PM
Film Begins
All Queens Drive-In attendees will need to enter via the main entrance at 111th Street/49th Avenue entrance to the New York Hall of Science. There will be no access from the Grand Central Parkway exit 9P.

Use Grand Central Parkway Exit 10W to Corona Ave, OR the Long Island Expressway to the 108th Street exit, and take local streets to the entrance for all vehicles on 49th Avenue and 111th Street. Signs and staff members will direct you to the Drive-In upon arrival.

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Queens Drive-In at The New York Hall of Science

47-01 111th St, Corona, NY 11368

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