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Gene Wilder’s ‘Willy Wonka,’ ‘Blazing Saddles’ Returning to Theaters

AMC theaters and Warner Bros. are bringing back a pair of Gene Wilder films — “Blazing Saddles” and “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” — in honor of the late actor this weekend.

The two films will screen Saturday and Sunday at 55 AMC locations nationwide, with tickets for each costing $5. “Willy Wonka” will also be screened at about 145 non-AMC locations this weekend.

“Willy Wonka,” released in 1971, stars Wilder as a candy mogul. “Blazing Saddles,” released in 1974, is a collaboration between Wilder and director Mel Brooks.

Both films are part of the Warner Bros. Classics library, which is  regularly licensed for special showings.

Wilder died on Monday at the age of 83.

“Willy Wonka” will screen at 5 p.m. and “Blazing Saddles” will follow at 7:30 p.m. on both days.

The full list of locations is 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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