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Gene Wilder Movies Returning to Theaters Labor Day Weekend

Two of the films that made Gene Wilder a household name are set to return to the big screen as both Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Blazing Saddles will be presented at select AMC theaters over Labor Day weekend.

According to AMC, the two films will be presented at 55 locations across the country on September 3 and 4, with Willy Wonka screening at 5 p.m. followed by Blazing Saddles at 7:30.

Tickets to both movies cost just $5.

The theater chain made the move to honor Wilder, who passed away earlier this week at the age of 83 after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Blazing Saddles and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory come in at Nos. 1 and 2 on Breitbart News’ list of the legendary actor’s top 7 greatest performances.

View the full list of participating AMC theaters here.

 

Follow Daniel Nussbaum on Twitter: @dznussbaum

 

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