The Warnors Theatre film series will continue in 2015, kicking off with a screening of the 1971 Gene Wilder film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” A different classic film will be shown the third Thursday or each month.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the movie airs at 7 p.m. on the big screen at the downtown theater that was built in 1928. Dick Cencubaugh performs before each show on the massive pipe organ at the theater.
Series coordinator Michelle Swift says patrons are urged to dress in costume that goes with the theme of the film.
Tickets are $5 for individuals and children under 12 are free. Family series passes are available through the www.warnors.org.
There are also opportunities for volunteer work and sponsorship. The support of sponsors has made it possible for Warnors to be able to give free tickets to school districts and youth organizations.
For more information, contact Swift at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (559) 264-2848.
The 2015 film series includes:
• “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (Jan. 15): You don’t need a golden ticket to see this 1971 film based on the book by Roald Dahl.
• “Singin’ in the Rain” (Feb. 19): The 1952 musical stars Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor.
• “A Streetcar Named Desire” (March 19): Film version of the Tennessee Williams play starring Marlon Brando. Released in 1951.
• “Jaws” (April 16): Steven Spielberg 1975 thriller about a killer shark.
• “Back to the Future” (May 21): Michael J. Fox did some time traveling in this 1985 release.
• “The Land Before Time” (June 18): The 1988 animated film follows five orphan dinosaurs.
• “The Wizard of Oz” (July 16): Dorothy and her friends follow the yellow brick road in the 1939 classic.
• “The Goonies” (Aug. 20): A group of friends search for treasure. Opened in 1985.
• “Grease – Sing Along” (Sept. 17): You can join in with Danny and Sandy in this 1978 musical.
• “Night of the Living Dead” (Oct. 15): Director George A. Romero made zombies a force in films with his 1968 black-and-white offering.
• “King Kong” (Nov. 19): It was beauty that killed the beast in the 1933 production.
• “It’s a Wonderful Life” (Dec. 17): The Jimmy Stewart 1946 movie is a holiday classic.