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Gene Wilder’s ‘Willy Wonka,’ ‘Blazing Saddles’ to Screen at AMC Theatres Labor Day Weekend

The two films will be shown in honor of the late actor, who died Monday at the age of 83

“Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” and “Blazing Saddles” will return to AMC Theatres nationwide this weekend in honor of the late Gene Wilder.

On Sept. 3 and Sept. 4, “Willy Wonka” will play at 5 p.m. at 55 theaters, while “Blazing Saddles” will play at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets cost just $5 for each movie, and can be purchased at the box office of each participating theater or online.

Wilder died Monday at his home in Stamford, Connecticut, due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 83. According to a statement from Wilder’s nephew, the actor died as a recording of Ella Fitzgerald singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” — one of his favorite songs — played in the background.

Wilder also co-wrote and starred in Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein.” Wilder also starred in several films with Richard Pryor, including “Silver Streak,” “Stir Crazy” and “See No Evil, Hear No Evil.”

He was nominated for two Oscars in his career, for Best Supporting Actor in “The Producers” and for Best Adapted Screenplay for “Young Frankenstein.” He won an Emmy in 2003 for his role on “Will & Grace.”

See participating theaters below.

Atlanta

AMC Barrett Commons 24

AMC Southlake Pavilion 24

Baltimore

AMC Owings Mills 17

Baton Rouge

AMC Baton Rouge 16

Boston

AMC Loews Boston Common 19

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

Dallas

AMC Grapevine Mills 30

AMC Mesquite 30

Denver

AMC Highlands Ranch 24

AMC Westminster Promenade 24

Detroit

AMC Livonia 20

Grand Rapids

AMC Grand Rapids 18

Hartford

AMC Plainville 20

Houston

AMC Studio 30

Indianapolis

AMC Showplace Bloomington 12

Jacksonville

AMC Orange Park 24

Kansas City

AMC Barrywoods 24

AMC Town Center 20

Las Vegas

AMC Town Square 18

Los Angeles

AMC Ontario Mills 30

AMC Orange 30

AMC Burbank

Miami

AMC Aventura Mall 24

Milwaukee

AMC Mayfair 18

Minneapolis

AMC Eden Prairie Mall 18

New Orleans

AMC Elmwood Palace 20

New York

AMC Empire 25

AMC New Brunswick 18

AMC Stony Brook 17

Norfolk

AMC Hampton Towne Centre 24

Oklahoma City

AMC Quail Springs Mall 24

Omaha

AMC Oak View 24

Orlando

AMC Disney Springs 24

Philadelphia

AMC Neshaminy 24

Phoenix

AMC Westgate 20

Pittsburgh

AMC Waterfront 22

Raleigh

AMC Southpoint 17

Rockford, Ill

AMC Showplace Rockford 16

Salt Lake City

AMC West Jordan 12

San Diego

AMC Mission Valley 20

San Francisco

AMC Cupertino Square 16

AMC Metreon 16

Seattle

AMC Alderwood 16

South Bend

AMC Showplace South Bend 16

Spokane

AMC River Park Square 20

Springfield, Ill.

AMC Showplace Springfield 12

St. Louis

AMC West Olive 16

Tallahassee

AMC Tallahassee Mall 20

Tampa

AMC Woodlands Square 20

Tulsa

AMC Southroads 20

Washington D.C.

AMC Hoffman 22

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