Gene Wilder fans who missed out on last weekend’s cinematic tribute to the late actor when two of his classic films, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Blazing Saddles, returned to theaters won’t have to wait long to see the beloved comedian on the big screen again. On October 5, Young Frankenstein will return to theaters across the country for a one-night-only screening, with a special live introduction from the film’s creator—and regular Wilder collaborator—Mel Brooks (who co-wrote the film with Wilder).
The screening comes courtesy of Fathom Events, who will bring the 1974 comedy to 500 theaters across the country.
“The idea for the screening had actually been in the works for about six months," Brooks told GOOD. "After Gene died, they didn’t want it to seem like they were taking advantage. But it’s still going to be wonderful to see him in his most beautiful and magnificent performance. He was never better.”
Plus: Who wouldn’t want to see Wilder’s performance on “Puttin’ on the Ritz” on the biggest screen possible?
[h/t: CBS News]
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