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You Can Watch 2 Gene Wilder Classics in Theaters This Weekend

'Willy Wonka,' 'Blazing Saddles' to be shown

(Newser) - AMC Theaters nationwide are bringing a few of Gene Wilder's most beloved films back to theaters this weekend, the AP reports. The theater chain announced Thursday that audiences can catch Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Blazing Saddles this Saturday and Sunday evening at 55 participating AMC locations.... More »

Why Wilder Didn't Want Anyone to Know He Had Alzheimer's

'He simply couldn't bear the idea of one less smile in the world'

(Newser) - Willy Wonka, Blazing Saddles, and Young Frankenstein clips are all over social media to honor Gene Wilder, who died of Alzheimer's complications Monday at the age of 83, as are the deeper reads and looks back on Wilder's life. Some notable picks:
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