Magical film night at Newhaven Fort to feature Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

OOMPA Loompas, a magician and even Willy Wonka will be spied walking around Newhaven Fort on Sunday (August 26).

It’s all part of a special screening of the musical film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory by Filmspot.

The company enlisted the help of carpenter and designer Adam Prior from Torbay, who has created over-sized lollipops, candy cane vines and tea cup bushes to dress parts of the fort into a temporary candyland.

And talented animation student Martyna Dawidoska is creating special projections based on the colourful musical, which will be located in the underground tunnels at the Fort.

Filmspot spokesperson Rachel Hunter said: “It promises to be a very special event.”

A wonka-themed treat is included in the ticket price, sourced by Sweet Moments in Seaford.

The film, released in 1971, stars Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka and was directed by Mel Stuart.

Tickets cost £6 for adults, £4 for children, and include entry to the Fort Museum.

Advance booking is strongly recommended. The film starts at 2pm.

Call Newhaven Fort for tickets 01273 517622.