Showcase Cinemas to show Willy Wonka original as part of Roald Dahl’s 100th anniversary celebrations

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Showcase Cinemas will be screening the original Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory after customers were given the chance to vote for the Roald Dahl film they wanted to see back on the big screen.

The one-off special celebratory screening will be shown at locations across the UK this Saturday September 17 at 2pm.

The public were given the choice of three classic Dahl adaptations to vote for via Showcase social media channels, including Matilda, The Witches and the overall winner, Willy Wonka. Over 1,455 votes were cast and the winning film received 63 per cent of the vote.

James Dobbin, director of Event Cinema at Showcase Cinemas, says: “With the sad news of Gene Wilder’s recent death, we’re not surprised that the public have chosen Wonka.”