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When word came earlier this week that actor Gene Wilder had died, folks took to social media to declare their affection for such classic Wilder films as Blazing Saddles
, The Producers
, Young Frankenstein
, and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
This holiday weekend, fans can honor Wilder's comic genius at the Hollywood Theater
, in Dormont, which is screening Blazing Saddles
, the 1974 Mel Brooks's cowboy caper, and 1971's adaptation of Roald Dahl's delightfully weird and nasty kids' book, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
screens: 9:30 p.m. Fri., Sept. 2; 4:30 p.m. Sun., Sept. 4; 9:30 p.m. Tue., Sept. 6; and 7 p.m. Wed., Sept. 7.
screens: 7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 3; 2 p.m. Sun., Sept. 4; and 4 and 7 p.m. Mon,. Sept. 5.
: Two other area theaters are running Wilder films in tribute.
Regent Square, in Edgewood, is showing Willy Wonka
, at 8 p.m., Sun., Sept. 4, and The Producers
, at 8 p.m. Sun., Sept. 11.
Row House Cinema, in Lawrenceville, has two screenings of Blazing Saddles
on Sun., Sept. 11, at noon and 8 p.m.