Blazing Saddles and Willy Wonka Return to Theaters This Weekend
Pour out some fizzy lifting drink for Gene Wilder. The celebrated comic actor died on Monday, August 29, at the age of 83, from complications of Alzheimer's disease. To honor Wilder’s legacy, Mashable reports, AMC Theatres has partnered with Warner Bros. distribution to bring two of the actor’s most beloved films—Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) and Blazing Saddles (1974)—to 55 theater locations on Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4.
Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at your local box office or online. Can’t decide which film to watch? You don’t have to: If you’re up for a double feature, Willy Wonka screens at 5 p.m. and Blazing Saddles at 7:30 p.m. at all locations. Visit AMC’s website to see if your neighborhood theater’s on the list.
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