Bring the Kids This Weekend for Family Films and the New “Indie Lunch Box”

Posted by Michael Gibbons on 11.4.2011

UPDATE: The Sundance Award-winning documentary Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey opens at the Film Center on November 18! Our Family Films series continues on Saturday, November 12 with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Roald Dahl is one of the few children’s authors whose work has stood the test of time, continuing to delight generation upon generation with his offbeat, one-of-a-kind imagination. While there are still plenty of Dahl books that are begging to be adapted to the big screen (Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, anyone?), he has proved to be a source of endless inspiration for Hollywood filmmakers.

This weekend we continue our special spotlight on Roald Dahl’s classic children’s tales as part of our Family Film series, hosted in the comfy Film Center amphitheater with a special $6 ticket price for everyone! Tomorrow, Anjelica Houston stars as the High Witch in The Witches, which screens at 4:00pm. Then, on Sunday, Johnny Depp and Tim Burton offer their take on Willy Wonka with the 2005 adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, also at 4:00pm.

While you’re at the Film Center, stop in at Indie Food and Wine before or after the film with the kids for an afternoon treat. Introducing the "indie lunch box"  for Family Film goers, this delicious meal features NY State cheddar grilled cheese sandwich on multi-grain bread with an apple and house-made hot chocolate, all for only $6.

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