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AMC Will Screen Some of Gene Wilder's Best Films This Weekend

AMC theaters will be bringing 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' and 'Blazing Saddles' back to big screens across the country this weekend.

by VICE Staff
Sep 1 2016, 6:29pm

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Gene Wilder may have retired from acting two decades before his death earlier this week at the age of 83, but the man still managed to leave us with some of the most iconic weirdo film masterpieces of our time.

To commemorate Wilder's incredible career, AMC Theatres announced on Thursday that it will be bringing back two of his most famous movies to the big screen this weekend, AP reports.

This Labor Day weekend, you can catch the beloved actor in his most famous role as the glassy-eyed candy wizard in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Blazing Saddles, his satirical Western film directed by Mel Brooks, will also be playing in select theaters.

Tickets are only $5, so if you're around this weekend and want to remember Gene Wilder's unique greatness, drop by AMC and give some applause for the Waco Kid.

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