Hold your breath, make a wish, and count to three… Haigh’s Chocolates will host a special viewing of the 1971 classic ‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory’ with part proceeds from ticket sales to be donated to Young Variety, for Variety the Children’s Charity SA, to assist disadvantaged youth in South Australia.
Haigh’s has for many years been a proud sponsor of the Capri Theatre at Goodwood and it will be this Art Deco Moderne cinema that will hold the event on Friday 15 April.
It will be an evening of fun and frivolity with guests encouraged to dress up as their favourite character from the movie for a Best Dressed competition, the Wurlitizer Theatre Organ will play songs from the movie and there will of course be a few chocolate surprises!
The idea to host the event sprang from a team discussion about when Haigh’s had a network of theatre shops located in cinemas from 1954 for more than twenty years throughout Adelaide. This history combined with the fact that the founder of Haigh’s, Alfred Haigh, ran a cinema in Mount Gambier during the early stages of his business career made such an event an obvious way to celebrate this part of Haigh’s Chocolates history.
Chief Executive Alister Haigh said that Haigh’s was delighted to continue its support for Young Variety and provide a fun family night out in honour of Haigh’s theatre shop legacy.
“Haigh’s has been a supporter of Variety for many years and I am pleased to have the opportunity to host a viewing of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.”
Where: Capri Cinema, 141 Goodwood Road, Goodwood
When: Friday 15 April, 6:30pm for a 7pm screening
Cost: $20 adults and $15 for children aged 12 and under