Sunset Cinema: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

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Sunset Cinema: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Outdoor screening of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory AND Harmonica Performance & Workshop with Nic Clark

By Denver Arts & Venues

When and where

Date and time

Starts on Tuesday, June 27 · 6:30pm MDT


Galleria @ Denver Performing Arts Complex 1400 Curtis St Denver, CO 80202

About this event

  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

This year the outdoor film + entertainment series highlights food-centric features that will tickle the tastebuds. Together with Denver Film, Denver Arts & Venues will be presenting a lineup of films that will transport us throughout the globe, across decades and often to the extreme heat of a chef’s kitchen. There will be performances presented by Dazzle before the films along with themed food trucks, drinks and other cinema snacks available for purchase.

All events are FREE, but please register so we know how many people to expect.

  • Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with local food trucks, cinema-style snacks and beverages available for purchase
  • Pre-show entertainment starts at 7:15 p.m.
  • Films begin at dusk

Bring your chairs, blankets, family and friends down to the Galleria and enjoy the show! We'll gather on the lower terrace of the Galleria where the complex meets Scupture Park, next to Boettcher Concert Hall. There will be some seating available on a first come, first serve basis.

For Guest Accommodations: Please request interpretation or accommodation at least three business days in advance.

  • For Spanish or other Interpretation Services:
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G | 1h 40 min.

A sweet boy from a poor family dreams of finding one of five golden tickets hidden inside chocolate bar wrappers which will admit him to the eccentric and reclusive Willy Wonka's magical factory. One after another, tickets are discovered by ghastly children - but will the lad find the last remaining one and have all his dreams come true?

(1971) Director: Mel Stuart


Nic Clark is a harmonica player from Denver, Colorado. He has worked with artists like Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Ruthie Foster, Charlie Hunter and Chicago blues legend, Billy Branch. Nic has performed at local favorites Red Rocks and the Bluebird and the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis.

Nic will showcase his craft and lead the crowd in a handful of songs. Everyone can get to experience the immediate joy of self-expression, and learn different aspects of music like rhythm and melody, all while having some fun! Eco-friendly harmonicas will be provided.


Radical Sasquatch Dumpling Company

Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs

Sugar Storm

More information about the series and upcoming dates at


Sunset Cinema is brought to you by Denver Arts & Venues, which uses proceeds from paid events at City venues like Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Denver Performing Arts Complex to make this and other cultural events possible, and to improve access to art, music and culture for all.

About the organizer

So that all may thrive, Arts & Venues enriches and advances Denver’s quality of life and economic vitality through premier public venues, arts, cultural and entertainment opportunities.

Arts & Venues is the City and County of Denver agency responsible for operating some of the region’s most renowned facilities, including Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Colorado Convention Center, Denver Coliseum and McNichols Civic Center Building.

Arts & Venues also oversees the Denver Public Art Program, Create Denver, SCFD Tier III granting process, Arts Education Fund and other entertainment and cultural events such as the Five Points Jazz Festival, the Denver Urban Arts Fund, P.S. You Are Here and implementation of IMAGINE 2020: Denver’s Cultural Plan.

Denver Arts & Venues is committed to diversity, equity and inclusiveness in all our programs, initiatives and decision-making processes.