The Wonka Kids Grow Up

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About 3,000 fans of the 1971 movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory visited the Redford Theatre on March 8 and 9, 2013 to see the film and two of its stars in person.

Peter Ostrum, who played Charlie Bucket, and Paris Themmen (Mike Teevee) talked about their experiences making the movie and autographed pictures.

At a special meet-and-greet event on Saturday, March 9, 150 Willy Wonka enthusiasts were treated to chocolate-covered treats and a question-and-answer session with Peter, who is now a veterinarian in upstate New York, and Paris, who is still involved in the entertainment business.

Redford Theatre Marquee, March 8, 2013

Redford Theatre Marquee, March 8, 2013

Redford Theatre, Concession Lobby, March 8, 2013

Redford Theatre, Concession Lobby, March 8, 2013

Redford Theatre, Concession Lobby, Pianist, March 8, 2013

Redford Theatre, Concession Lobby, Pianist, March 8, 2013

Redford Theatre, Concession Lobby, March 8, 2013

Redford Theatre, Concession Lobby, March 8, 2013

Redford Theatre, Concession Lobby, Display Case, March 8, 2013

Redford Theatre, Concession Lobby, Display Case, March 8, 2013

Redford Theatre, Stage Decoration, March 8, 2013

Redford Theatre, Stage Decoration, March 8, 2013

Redford Theatre, Paris Themmen (in front of poster), March 8, 2013

Redford Theatre, Paris Themmen (in front of poster), March 8, 2013

Redford Theatre, Paris Themmen (L) and Peter Ostrum (R) with two visitors, March 8, 2013

Redford Theatre, Paris Themmen (L) and Peter Ostrum (R) with two visitors, March 8, 2013

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