Gene Wilder Classics ‘Willy Wonka’, ‘Blazing Saddles’ Return to AMC Theatres This Weekend

     September 1, 2016

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One of the toughest pills to swallow so far this year has been the passing of legendary actor Gene Wilder. AMC Theatres is looking to pay their respects to the comedy great by airing two of his most well-known films this Labor Day weekend. If you’ve never seen the 1974 Mel Brooks’ written/directed classic Blazing Saddles and/or somehow missed the 1971 Oscar-nominated film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, you can remedy those oversights this weekend.

Willy Wonka brought the Roald Dahl story to life in a colorful, bigger-than-life kind of way with Wilder leading the weird little odyssey as the title character. Three years later, Wilder partnered up with Cleavon Little in the amazing comedy Western, Blazing Saddles, which has more quotable one liners than farts at a campfire. Do yourself a favor and revisit both titles; Wilder’s Willy Wonka and Waco Kid would be proud.

Check out a list of participating theaters below and head over to AMC for ticketing information:


willy-wonka-and-the-chocolate-factory-posterAtlanta – 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


blazing-saddles-posterNorfolk – 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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