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Gene Wilder’s ‘Willy Wonka,’ ‘Blazing Saddles’ Returning to Theaters

1 September 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

AMC theaters and Warner Bros. are bringing back a pair of Gene Wilder films — “Blazing Saddles” and “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” — in honor of the late actor this weekend.

The two films will screen Saturday and Sunday at 55 AMC locations nationwide, with tickets for each costing $5.

“Willy Wonka,” released in 1971, stars Wilder as a candy mogul. “Blazing Saddles,” released in 1974, is a collaboration between Wilder and director Mel Brooks.

Wilder died on Monday at the age of 83.

“Willy Wonka” will screen at 5 p.m. and “Blazing Saddles” will follow at 7:30 p.m. on both days.

The full list of locations is below:

Atlanta: AMC Barrett Commons 24, AMC Southlake Pavilion 24

Baltimore: AMC Owings Mills 17

Baton Rouge: AMC Baton Rouge 16

Boston: AMC Loews Boston Common 19

Charlotte: AMC Concord Mills 24

Chicago: AMC River East 21, AMC Streets of Woodfield 20

Cincinnati: AMC Newport on the Levee 20

Columbus: AMC Lennox 24

Dallas: AMC »

- Dave McNary

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Actor Who Played Charlie in ‘Willy Wonka’ on Gene Wilder Death: ‘It’s Like Losing a Parent’

30 August 2016 11:18 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Peter Ostrum had never set foot on a film set when he was cast as Charlie Buckett in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” It fell to Gene Wilder to show him the ropes.

“He was the pro and I was a rookie,” said Ostrum, who left the acting business and became a veterinarian.

Wilder died Monday at the age of 83 of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. Ostrum said he had not seen Wilder since the film ended production, but he still took the news hard.

“It’s  kind of like losing a parent,” said Ostrum. “You know it’s going to happen, but it’s still a shock. He was not in good health at the end and it was not unexpected by any means, but when it happens it hits you like, ‘Gene is gone and there will never be anyone like him again.'”

“He was a gentle man, »

- Brent Lang

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Gene Wilder, ‘Willy Wonka’ and ‘Blazing Saddles’ Star, Dies at 83

29 August 2016 12:24 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Gene Wilder, the actor known for roles in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Blazing Saddles,” has died at age 83. According to the Associated Press, Wilder died earlier this month due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He had all but retired from the industry at the time of his death, with his last credited on-screen role coming in a few episodes of “Will & Grace” back in 2003. He also lent his voice to an episode of “Yo Gabba Gabba” in 2015. Wilder’s onscreen career began back in the 1960’s, when he appeared on a number of TV shows »

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