We'll be showing this extravagant musical based on "JAMES BOND" creator Ian Fleming's only children's novel, on the 50th anniversary of its original release date (December 17th, 1968). Caractacus Potts (Dick Van Dyke) is an eccentric inventor, widower and family man who invents a magical car that can float and fly in addition to the usual road travel. The evil Baron Bombast (Gert Frobe) tries to steal the car and the inventor, but he grabs Potts' eccentric father (Lionel Jeffries) by mistake. Soon the family and a candy heir named Truly Scrumptious are off to rescue grandpa, who still believes he is in the British Army fighting in India. They fly to a fantasy land where all children are jailed, and the adults must rescue the children to insure a safe family reunion. British comedy legend Benny Hill plays the role of the Toymaker. Eleven songs are presented by Robert and Richard Sherman, who provided the memorable music for another Van Dyke film, Mary Poppins. Just $5 per ticket!
"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang contains about the best two-hour children's movie you could hope for." - Roger Ebert
"This justly celebrated and ever-faithful kids movie works so well because it possesses a good deal of everything: light, catchy musical numbers; madcap technology; fairy-tale kingdoms; cheeky, adult-mocking comedy; and genuine scariness. It’s an object lesson for purveyors of young cinema — be silly, be clever, but always, no matter how much nonsense is on show, be real." - Empire
***NO FREE PASSES for this screening, thank you.
***Please note that NO OUTSIDE DRINKS OR FOOD are allowed inside Richards' Goat Tavern & The Miniplex for legal reasons and violators of this rule may be banned from the theatre permanently. Cocktails, non-alcoholic beverages, popcorn, and cookies are available at the bar. If you are interested in one of our hot food specials, please show up at least 30 minutes early to finish it in the bar area, as hot food and glass is not allowed inside the dark theatre for your safety. Thank you, see you at the movies!