'Blazing Saddles' & 'Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory' Return To Theaters This Weekend

Earlier this week we found out the sad news that comedy legend Gene Wilder had passed away at 83 years old due to complications from Alzheimer's disease. Fellow actors, comedians, filmmakers and fans have been paying tribute to Gene Wilder all over the web, and now movie theaters are offering the chance to celebrate the man's life by enjoying two of his most iconic roles on the big screen again.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Blazing Saddles will both return to select AMC Theatres locations for this weekend only. Since neither of these titles are readily available on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime for free, this might be your best way to experience the classic films and enjoy them with fellow comedy lovers and Gene Wilder fans.

Get the full list of locations where you can see Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Blazing Saddles in theaters after the jump.

Here's the entire list of AMC Theatres locations playing both movies:

  • 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
  • At all locations, on┬áSaturday, September 3rd and Sunday, September 4th, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory will play at 5pm while Blazing Saddles will play at 7:30pm. And the good news is that tickets for each are only $5. That sounds like one hell of a double feature.

    If you don't live near any of these AMC Theatres locations, you should check your local listings, because Variety says there are also 145 non-AMC locations that will be playing Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory as well. There are probably plenty also playing Blazing Saddles as well and maybe even Young Frankenstein too. In the meantime, watch this clip from The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon this week where Mel Brooks fondly remembers his friend and frequent collaborator: