What does Quaker history and Willy Wonka have in common?
Only the best thing of all, CHOCOLATE (!) and also candy creations that have delighted generations of sweets enthusiasts.
Join us for our inaugural "Movies at the Meetinghouse" where you'll get a little bit of Quaker history and a Hollywood classic all in one place.
Movie: The 1971 Gene Wilder classic, "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" based on the book by Roald Dahl.
History: Quaker Chocolate makers.
In celebration of candy maker geniuses, both fictional and real, tickets to this event ($10.00) include not only the full-length film viewing on our big screen, but a complimentary candy smorgasbord where young and old will get to decorate and fill their own candy bag, inspired by heart-shaped chocolate boxes (a Quaker invention!), to enjoy during the film.
Get a head start on the Valentine’s Day candy eating and learn what Quakers had to do with some of your favorite treats, and the Candyman himself, Willy Wonka at Movies at the Meetinghouse!