Sunday, May 3, 2020
6:00pm (doors 5pm)
$15 general admission, $10 for members
Join us for a screening of the classic 1971 film “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory” as part of the 2020 “Better on the Big Screen” Classic Movie Series sponsored by Williams Eye Works and Richmond University Medical Center.
Special appearance by actor Paris Themmen who portrayed ‘Mike Tee Vee’ in the movie, plus a Q&A and meet and greet to follow!
About Paris Themmen:
Paris Themmen appeared as a child actor in three Broadway shows, two dozen commercials and various television shows including “Star Trek, Voyager” but he is best known as “Mike Tee Vee”, one of the five lucky Golden Ticket winners in the cult-classic film, “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory”.
As an adult he has had a variety of careers in Travel, Real Estate, Finance, Imagineering and Film Production. An avid traveler, he has backpacked through 61countries on 6 continents. He currently resides with his wife, Nikki Grillos and his two cats, Lilibet and Winston in Los Angeles, CA. Both Paris and Nikki have appeared on Jeopardy (Nikki was a two-time champion).
About Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory:
The world is agog when chocolate and candy-maker Willy Wonka announces that five golden tickets granting access to his factory are to be found in his eponymous chocolate bar. For young Charlie, getting hold of one of those tickets would be a dream-come-true. The family has little money but his Grandpa Joe encourages him to have faith and keep a positive attitude. The one chocolate bar he buys doesn’t have a ticket, but when he finds a dollar on the street and gets another, he strikes gold at last. The 5 children are admitted to the factory and find a wonderland of candies and chocolate. Willy Wonka tells them they can have anything they want – but he is definitely looking for something in return!
Schedule of Events:
5:00pm – Doors Open
5:30pm – Pre-Show Organ Music by Ian Fraser
6:00pm – “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory” movie screening
Q&A to follow with Paris Themmen plus meet and greet in the lobby