288 S Second St, San Jose, CA

The Arthouse at 3Below Theaters Presents…

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory Sing-Along

November 2 & 3

It’s Wonka-vision!

We’re bringing back this scrumdidilyumptious sing-along complete with “chocolate river” and Oompa Loompas. And yes, it’s the original version of the story starring Gene Wilder who’s mad as a hatter but sweet enough to inspire “pure imagination.” Your journey to the Wonka factory begins once some lucky guests find the golden tickets hidden in the theater. Then, our host will lead a vocal warm-up, show you how to use the props in your Fun Pack, and teach you the choreography from some of the songs from the movie. Once the film starts you can “oompa, loompa, doom-pa-dee-do” with a theater full of Charlies, Verucas, and Slughorns who love this movie as much as you! 

Seeing this film on the big screen again makes for an experience that is “93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple!”

Costumes Required! Okay, not required but strongly encouraged! Keep it simple by wearing all violet to be a certain blueberry colored ticket holder or go all out with a complete Oompa Loompa costume. Want to be a true 3Below Diva? Get creative and do something completely original: one fan came dressed as a golden ticket, another dressed as the Candy Man!

Dates, Times, and Titles are Subject To Change Pending Booking Availability


$15 3Below Members
$18 non-Members
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Admission Includes:

  • Fun-pack of props to go along with the movie
  • Pre-show fun like trivia, costume contests, costume parades
  • Audience participation
  • In-movie surprises
  • On-screen lyrics so you can sing-along with your favorite movie musicals

About Our Alongs

Back in 2009 when we hosted our first “along”, we had no idea we would go on to present hundreds of sing-along and quote-along events delighting tens of thousands of people throughout the state. Now that we have a theater to program 365 days a year, we have plenty of opportunities to book the best in interactive entertainment!

Event Highlights

Our interactive experiences begin with a pre-show led by our quirky and witty emcee who welcomes our enthusiastic audiences and introduces the interactive elements of each Sing-Along, Quote-Along or Special Event Experience. A Fun Pack is included as part of admission to enhance the participation experience. And, additional in-movie antics with even more giveaways and props are frequently part of the fun.


The pre-show starts at the published event time; no need to arrive any earlier than you normally would to get great food and drinks from our café, use the restrooms, and find your seats – and since seats are reserved in advance, you’ll save even more time. During the pre-show, our host will explain all the fun planned for the event including the fun pack included with your admission price, the on-screen lyrics (for sing-alongs), and other in-movie antics you can look forward to.

Costumes Strongly Encouraged!

Dressing up in a costume from the movie, or that ties in creatively, is always encouraged! We may even bring you up to showcase your costume as part of the pre-show festivities…and sometimes we even have costume contests for terrific prizes.