Utah Ranks Number One in North America for the Opening of Wonka at Larry H. Miller Megaplex Theatres

Utah Movie Fans Kick Off Huge Start for Christmas Holiday Season 

Utah’s Larry H. Miller Megaplex Theatres at Jordan Commons in Sandy ranked first in North America for the opening of Wonka, according to industry tracking sources. The Warner Bros. origin story to Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opened this week in more than 4,200 theatres in North America. LHM Megaplex also scored four of the top 10 spots. In all, eight Megaplex locations ranked in the top 40 outlets in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

RankLarry H. Miller Megaplex Theatres LocationCity
#1Jordan CommonsSandy
#7Thanksgiving PointLehi
#9The DistrictSouth Jordan
#13Legacy CrossingCenterville
#21Valley FairWest Valley City
#31The GatewaySalt Lake City
#33The JunctionOgden

“We’re thrilled to host all of our chocolate-loving guests, especially the dozens of special events, company holiday parties, and other celebrations for this amazing family film,” said Blake Andersen, chief operating officer of Larry H. Miller Sports + Entertainment. “With the openings of more big movies in the next few days, including Aquaman and the Lost KingdomMigration – from the studio that brought us MinionsThe Color Purple, George Clooney’s adaptation of The Boys in the Boat and many more, we’re looking forward to an exciting holiday season between now and New Years Day.”

Wonka fans visiting Megaplex Theatres have a variety of chocolate treats and specialty items to choose from. In addition to the popular Swig Chocolate Chip Cookies, Milk Duds, Junior Mints, and other chocolate favorites, guests may purchase official Wonka souvenir popcorn tins, drink cups, branded fleece blankets, and magical candies.

Utah’s attendance figures are driven in part by exclusive Megaplex formats including IMAX and the company’s new PlatinumX Premium Large Format (PLF) auditoriums featuring state-of-the-art digital projection systems and Dolby Amos® sound. Megaplex Theatres recently completed premium luxury enhancements, including Luxury Box Seats, at the Megaplex Theatres at The Junction in Ogden. Additional technical and guest service enhancements are also being rolled out across multiple Megaplex locations, along with the recent announcement of a new Larry H. Miller Megaplex Entertainment, cinema entertainment center, coming soon to Downtown Daybreak in South Jordan, Utah, next to the new home of the Salt Lake Bees baseball ballpark that is currently under construction.


About Wonka

Based on the extraordinary character at the center of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl’s most iconic children’s book and one of the best-selling children’s books of all time, “Wonka” tells the wondrous story of how the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today. From Paul King, writer/director of the “Paddington” films, David Heyman, producer of “Harry Potter,” “Gravity,” “Fantastic Beasts” and “Paddington,” and producers Alexandra Derbyshire (the “Paddington” films, “Jurassic World: Dominion”) and Luke Kelly (“Roald Dahl’s The Witches”), comes an intoxicating mix of magic and music, mayhem, and emotion, all told with fabulous heart and humor. 

Starring Timothée Chalamet in the title role, this irresistibly vivid and inventive big screen spectacle will introduce audiences to a young Willy Wonka, chock-full of ideas and determined to change the world one delectable bite at a time—proving that the best things in life begin with a dream, and if you’re lucky enough to meet Willy Wonka, anything is possible.

Starring alongside Chalamet are Calah Lane (“The Day Shall Come”), Emmy and Peabody Award winner Keegan-Michael Key (“The Prom,” “Schmigadoon”), Paterson Joseph (“Vigil,” “Noughts + Crosses”), Matt Lucas (“Paddington,” “Little Britain”), Mathew Baynton (“The Wrong Mans,” “Ghosts”), Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins (“The Shape of Water,” the “Paddington” films, “Spencer”), Rowan Atkinson (the “Johnny English” and “Mr. Bean” films, “Love Actually”), Jim Carter (“Downton Abbey”), with Oscar winner Olivia Colman (“The Favourite,” “The Lost Daughter”) and Hugh Grant (“Paddington 2,” “A Very English Scandal”). 

About Larry H. Miller Megaplex

Larry H. Miller Megaplex offers both Larry H. Miller Megaplex Theatres and now, Larry H. Miller Megaplex Entertainment. LHM Megaplex Entertainment expands the organization’s legacy theatres concept to include state-of-the-art cinema entertainment centers (CECs) featuring cinema, luxury bowling, arcade, enhanced food and beverage options, Swig soft drinks and snacks, event space, and more. The first CEC is coming to Downtown Daybreak in South Jordan. Larry H. Miller Megaplex Theatres operates 15 locations throughout Utah and Southern Nevada with a total of 173 screens, including five IMAX screens and seven PlatinumX premium large format (PLF) auditoriums.

Scroll to Top