AMC To Honor Gene Wilder By Showing ‘Willy Wonka’ and ‘Blazing Saddles’ in Theaters

The comedy world lost a legend this week when Gene Wilder passed away at 83-years-old. To commemorate Wilder’s lifetime of achievements, AMC Theaters announced they will be showing two of his most famous films — Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Blazing Saddles — in select theaters across the country.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, 55 AMC locations will screen the classic films over the Labor Day long weekend. Tickets will cost no more than $5.

Wilder contributed to many great comedy films, although he is most well-known for playing the eccentric candy kingpin Willy Wonka, Dr. Frankenstein in Young Frankenstein, and the depressed and drunken Jim the “Waco Kid” in Blazing Saddles. Wilder often collaborated with Mel Brooks, another comedy legend, as both an actor and a writer.

To find out if a theater near you will be showing the Wilder classics, check out AMC’s website.

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