Watching 'Willy Wonka' in Smell-O-Vision Smell-O-Vision, a system that pumped scents into movie houses that matched actions onscreen, was largely abandoned after the late1950s. The Boston Children's Museum wants to revive Smell-O-Vision with showings of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory this fall.
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Watching 'Willy Wonka' in Smell-O-Vision

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Watching 'Willy Wonka' in Smell-O-Vision

Watching 'Willy Wonka' in Smell-O-Vision

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Smell-O-Vision, a system that pumped scents into movie houses that matched actions onscreen, was largely abandoned after the late1950s. The Boston Children's Museum wants to revive Smell-O-Vision with showings of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory this fall.

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SIMON: Ms. Dickerson hopes, eventually, to organize a Smell-o-Vision film festival that would include "Willy Wonka" among other films. But we'd hope not the campfire scene and blazing saddles.

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