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Chocolate Flash Fiction Friday — Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka & Flash Fiction Friday


This upcoming weekend we are debuting our “Flash Fiction Friday” offering here at the Ute, where on one Friday every month we show a film and host a raffle for everyone who submits a short fiction piece around each month’s theme. 

July’s Flash Fiction Theme: Chocolate

Film: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Showtime: Friday, July 26th — 6:00pm

6:30pm — Flash Fiction readings

7:00pm — Willy Wonka

9:00pm — Raffle winners announced

Tickets: $7

(available at the door)

Plus, we will be sharing chocolate brownies with you! (infused only with love)



We are inviting community members to write 100-word (exactly! Not 99 words not 200 words) fictional stories about chocolate. All folks who submit entries will 1) recite (or ask someone to recite for them) their piece of flash fiction on stage before the movie 2) be entered into our chocolate raffle to win chocolate-themed prizes! Winners will be announced and prizes given after the movie!

How to enter: 

  1. Write a 100-word short story (these are called “drabbles”) about chocolate and. For tips on how to write one, please visit this guide.

  2. Make sure it is EXACTLY 100 words (not including the title).

  3. Submit your drabble either online below (if you can’t attend) or in-person at Foreign Film Friday. Your submission counts as an entry into the raffle! You may submit anonymously and still be entered into the raffle.

  4. Read your piece on stage before the movie (or we will read it for you!)

  5. Stick around and watch Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

  6. Raffle winners will be drawn after the movie! (Please note if you are submitting online, to be eligible to win the raffle, you must appear in person)

Please also note, you are not required to submit a drabble to enjoy the movie — this is a fun and optional activity to share creativity and chocolate.

Submit your stories below!

Name *
Must be 100 words exactly, on the topic of chocolate.
Anonymous? *
Check whether you'd like to keep your submission anonymous. If you select anonymity, we will read it aloud on stage without revealing the person behind this creative morsel.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Join us this Friday at 6:30pm at the Historic Ute Theatre for the original 1971 musical film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factorystarring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka. In this classic film favorite, only child Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum) receives a Golden Ticket and visits Willy Wonka's chocolate factory with four other children from around the world. Each has an opportunity to win the chocolate factory if, of course, they can make it through the tour!

Rating: G