BY ARIANE JAROCKIWilly Wonka – a character popularized by Gene Wilder in the 1971 film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s 1964 novel – has long transfixed audiences. Reclusive chocolatier Wonka opts to share his magical world with five lucky kids who find “golden tickets.” As a child, I certainly envied Charlie Bucket’s luck. It’s the American dream: rising from endemic poverty to make the world a better place. Surely we can all agree that chocolate improves life on Earth. On Saturday, April 23, The Albuquerque Film & Music Experience hosts a sweet fête at KiMo Theater featuring a 45th anniversary screening of the cult film classic, sing-alongs, costume contests and even a Wonka Land photo booth, all benefitting the AFME Foundation and charitable causes. Arrive by 1:30 p.m. to search for 10 hidden golden tickets that entitle winners to a 2017 AFME Film Lover’s Pass.
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