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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

On Location

Sunday 30th December 2018 | Doors: 15:00 | Film Start: 15:30 | Approx. End: 17:30

This Christmas, come with Hype and Bristol Film Festival, and you’ll be in a world of pure imagination. Meet us at the gates and present your ticket, then see how the iconic Passenger Shed at Temple Meads is magically transformed into the ultimate land of make-believe: a wintery Wonkyland!

Immersive yourself in this stunning, fully-themed space, and enjoy a range of festive and family classics – including the very fitting 1970s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved novel, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – on the big screen once more. We’re delighted to be teaming up with Hype for a second year to bring you a jam-packed programme to tide you through the holiday season!

NB: tickets include the option to pre-order popcorn and drinks; children receive free popcorn on arrival


Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

1971 | U | 96 mins

The mysterious Willy Wonka, after years of shunning the public, suddenly declares a competition that will allow five children the unique opportunity to explore his famous chocolate factory. The lucky winners, including poverty-stricken Charlie Bucket, find themselves in a world of pure imagination – but there are twists and turns to come…

Starring: Gene Wilder | Jack Albertson | Peter Ostrum | Roy Kinnear | Judy Dawn Cole

Director: Mel Stuart

Screenplay: Roald Dahl | David Seltzer

Producer: Stan Margulies | David L. Wolper


THEY SAY: “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is probably the best film of its sort since The Wizard of Oz. It is everything that family movies usually claim to be, but aren’t: delightful, funny, scary, exciting, and, most of all, a genuine work of imagination. Willy Wonka is such a surely and wonderfully spun fantasy that it works on all kinds of minds.

WE SAY: We concur with Roger! Arguably Gene Wilder’s finest performance, this film has only improved with age – immerse yourself in it again this Christmas in the stunning setting of the Passenger Shed.



This event is hosted in partnership with Hype Agency.