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 17Baton Rouge
: AMC Baton Rouge
Boston: AMC Loews Boston Common
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