KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Regal Entertainment Group, a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating one of the largest theatre circuits in the United States, today announces two special showings of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory starring the late, great Gene Wilder. The screenings will take place this Saturday, September 3, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at select Regal Cinemas across the country.
"Gene Wilder took one of Roald Dahl's most beloved characters and put his own spin on the role leaving a lasting impression on a generation of moviegoers," said Steve Bunnell, Chief Content and Programming Officer at Regal Entertainment Group. "We want to give Wilder's fans, as well as a whole new generation and their families an opportunity to see his most famous role once again on the big screen."
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory will play at select Regal Cinemas this Saturday, September 3, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. For a full list of participating theatres, please visit http://regmovi.es/2c0VQpL.
Directed by Mel Stuart, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory earned Gene Wilder a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical. The movie was also nominated for Best Original Song Score or Adaptation Score at the 44th Academy Awards.
About Regal Entertainment Group:
Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) operates one of the largest and most geographically diverse theatre circuits in the United States, consisting of 7,307 screens in 564 theatres in 42 states along with Guam, Saipan, American Samoa and the District of Columbia as of June 30, 2016. The Company operates theatres in 46 of the top 50 U.S. designated market areas. We believe that the size, reach and quality of the Company's theatre circuit not only provide its patrons with a convenient and enjoyable movie-going experience, but is also an exceptional platform to realize economies of scale in theatre operations.
Additional information is available on the Company's website at www.REGmovies.com.
Richard M. Grover
Vice President - Marketing & Communications
Regal Entertainment Group
SOURCE Regal Entertainment Group