You Can Watch 2 Gene Wilder Classics in Theaters This Weekend

'Willy Wonka,' 'Blazing Saddles' to be shown
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 2, 2016 7:35 AM CDT
This handout photo provided by Warner Bros. and the Library of Congress shows Gene Wilder as the mercurial Willy Wonka amused by one of his creations. Courtesy Warner Bros.   (AP Photo/Warner Bros., Library of Congress)

(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. Wilder died Sunday at age 83 of complications from Alzheimer's disease. Tickets, which are going for $5 per showing, and location information are available on AMC's website. (Read more Gene Wilder stories.)

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