NEW YORK — Gene Wilder's "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" and "Blazing Saddles" are returning to select theaters this weekend.
Regal Entertainment Group announced Wednesday it will be showing the 1971 classic film in theaters nationwide on Saturday at 100 theaters in two screenings — 2 and 7 p.m.
AMC Theaters will also be showing "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," at 5 p.m., as well as "Blazing Saddles," at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 each and will be available at 55 AMC theaters nationwide on Saturday and Sunday.
The special event will honor Wilder, who died Monday at age 83 due to complications from Alzheimer's disease.
Wilder's role as the whimsical chocolate factory owner was one of the most memorable characters he played. He received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture for a Comedy or Musical.
"Blazing Saddles" was one of the many collaborations Wilder did with Mel Brooks.
Nine Regal Entertainment theaters in New York will screening the "Willy Wonka" on Saturday, with two of them in Manhattan and one in Brooklyn:
- Regal Colonie Center Stadium 13 & RPX
- Regal Destiny USA Stadium 19 IMAX & RPX
- Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 & RPX
- Regal Henrietta Stadium 18
- Regal New Roc Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX
- Regal Transit Center Stadium 18 & IMAX
- Regal Union Square Stadium 14
The movies will be available at three nearby AMC theaters:
- AMC Empire 25
- AMC New Brunswick 18
- AMC Stony Brook 17