The “Welcome to the Dahl House” series will highlight 7 family friendly films from the beloved children’s author, Roald Dahl.
Each week the Denver Film Society will screen a film on Saturday morning at 10:30am. All tickets are $5 (children 6 and under are free) and include an all-you-can-eat cereal bar beginning at 10am.
The series will kicks off this Saturday, June 4 with the 1971 classic, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
In the spirit of the series opener, the Denver Film Society will host a Sie FilmCenter Golden Ticket contest. Children who attend the program will have the opportunity to enter to win the golden ticket, which will allow them and up to three friends or family members a behind-the-scenes tour of the Sie FilmCenter, where they will learn about projection, popping popcorn, and selling tickets. The day will culminate with a screening of a film of their choosing on the big screen at the Sie, which will be open to the public and to the winners’ friends and family.
“I remember watching Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory as a kid and it was unlike anything I had ever seen. I fell in love with movies that day,” says Ernie Quiroz, Programming Manager for the Denver Film Society. “We hope to pass our love of movies on and create a program that can be enjoyed by multiple generations this summer.”
The series will mostly center on film adaptations of Dahl’s novels, including screenings of
- Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (June 4),
- Matilda (June 11),
- The BFG (1989, June 18),
- Fantastic Mr. Fox (July 2),
- The Witches (July 9)
- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (July 16) – Dahl wrote the screenplay for the 1968 film.
- James and the Giant Peach (July 23).
The Denver Film Society will partner with Tattered Cover’s Booked for Summer, offering children who read any titles by Road Dahl. Prizes to be redeemed at the Sie FilmCenter during the screenings.
Tickets are on sale now at DenverFilm.org or at the Sie FilmCenter box office (2510 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80206). Tickets are $5 and include an all you-can-eat cereal bar, children 6 and under are free.
Link to full series lineup and tickets:
About The Denver Film Society
Founded in 1978, the Denver Film Society (DFS) is a membership-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit cultural institution that produces film events throughout the year, including the award-winning Starz Denver Film Festival and the popular, summertime series Film on the Rocks. With a vision to cultivate community and transform lives through film, the Film Society provides opportunities for diverse audiences to discover film through creative, thought-provoking experiences.
The permanent home of the Denver Film Society, the Sie FilmCenter, is Denver’s only year-round cinematheque, presenting a weekly-changing calendar of first-run exclusives and arthouse revivals both domestic and foreign, narrative and documentary – over 600 per year, all shown in their original language and format. DFS’s one-of-a-kind programs annually reach more than 200,000 film lovers and film lovers-in-training.