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Originally published Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 3:06 PM

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Sweet treats: ‘Willy Wonka,’ ‘Chocolat,’ ‘Frozen’ singalong

Art-house screenings during the week of Aug. 22 include “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Chocolat” at MOHAI; “Divergent” and a singalong “Frozen” at the Northgate branch of the Seattle Public Library; and more.


Seattle Times staff

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The Museum of History & Industry will present free outdoor screenings of two confection-related films as part of the current “Chocolate: The Exhibition” (on view through Sept. 28). The 1971 original “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” will show at 6 p.m., and the 2000 romance “Chocolat” at 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28. Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle (206-324-1126 or www.mohai.org).

The Northgate branch of the Seattle Public Library will screen this year’s adventure drama “Divergent” at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, and a singalong version of the 2013 animated megahit “Frozen” at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25. 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E., Seattle. Both screenings are free (206-386-1980 or www.spl.org).

Fathom Events will hold special screenings of the much-anticipated season-eight premiere of the television series “Doctor Who” (featuring new Doctor Peter Capaldi) at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 24 (encore screenings will be shown Monday, Aug. 25) at local theaters. For tickets and information, go to www.fathomevents.com.

“VHS Night,” featuring the 1984 “fitness drama” “Heavenly Bodies,” comes to the SIFF Cinema Film Center at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27. The evening is curated by Seattle filmmakers Megan Griffiths and Lacey Leavitt. All seats are $7. Northwest Rooms, Seattle Center (206-324-9996 or siff.net).

More VHS fun! Straight from the vaults of Scarecrow Video: The Grand Illusion will hold a free screening of the 1984 exploitation film “Scream for Help” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, to help rally awareness of the store’s Kickstarter campaign. 1403 N.E. 50th St., Seattle (206-523-3935 or www.grandillusioncinema.org).

Northwest Film Forum will show Amat Escalante’s 2013 Mexican crime drama “Heli” at 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Aug. 22-24. 1515 12th Ave., Seattle. Tickets are $6 for NWFF members, $8-$11 general (206-829-7863 or www.nwfilmforum.org).

And this week at Central Cinema, there’s Wolfgang Petersen’s 1984 fantasy/adventure “The Neverending Story”; and the 2007 cop comedy “Hot Fuzz,” with Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg. Tickets are $7 per film. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle (central-cinema.com).

Doug Knoop: dknoop@seattletimes.com or on Twitter @dougknoop



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