Gene Wilder Tribute To Show At Bay Area Theaters

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/AP) – AMC Theaters nationwide are bringing a few of Gene Wilder’s most beloved films back to theaters this Labor Day weekend.

The theater chain announced Thursday that audiences can catch “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Blazing Saddles” this Saturday and Sunday evening at 55 participating AMC locations. Locally, AMC Cupertino Square 16 and AMC Metreon 16 in San Francisco are scheduled to show Wilder’s films.


Wilder died Sunday at age 83 of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. Fans worldwide have mourned since the news broke Monday.


This is the latest theatrical response to a notable death. Earlier this year, “Purple Rain” came back to theaters after Prince’s death. Many of the showings sold out quickly.

Tickets, which are going for $5 per showing, and location information are available on AMC’s website.

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