CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY premiere set for July 7, 2005 in Los Angeles!

The world premiere of Warner Bros. CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka, is now scheduled for Los Angeles on July 7, 2005. The premiere will take place at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, where many of Hollywood’s greatest stars have placed their handprints in the cement of the courtyard. Although the Chinese Theatre is a large venue, seating 1,162 patrons, no tickets for the premiere are available to the general public; the Mann Theatres website stresses “All premiere tickets are handled through the studios for distribution.” Note, too, that the date is still subject to change. You can reach the Mann Theatres site HERE.

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In additional CATCF news, a new TV commercial began airing this week–Jack’s Effects reported seeing it during the latest episode of THE BACHELOR, and others have seen the spot airing on MTV. It features Johnny, as Willy Wonka, uttering the memorable line, “Don’t touch that squirrel’s nuts!”