Gene Wilder fans have been so moved by the actor's death that they've spurred AMC Theaters to request prints of two of his most beloved films -- Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles and the Roald Dahl adaptations Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory -- to screen in select locations this weekend.

In 55 of those locations, the films will play as a double bill, with Willy Wonka beginning at 5pm and Blazing Saddles at 7:30.

The best part of all? Tickets for each film will cost a mere $5 each. 

This is not an unprecedented move; after Prince died earlier this year, his 1984 classic Purple Rain also returned to theaters for a limited run.


A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.