Local theaters showing ‘Willy Wonka’ this weekend

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Movie theaters across the country are showing “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” this weekend in honor of the late Gene Wilder.

The iconic actor, also known for his roles in “Blazing Saddles” and “Young Frankenstein,” died Monday of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 83.

AMC Theaters will show “Willy Wonka” at 5pm and “Blazing Saddles” at 7:30pm on Saturday and Sunday in 55 locations across the US. All tickets are $5 for each title.

Here’s where you can catch the movie in our area:

  • AMC Lennox 24 (777 Kinnear Rd, Columbus)

For “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory tickets” head here and for “Blazing Saddles” tickets head here.

The Studio Movie Grill at Arena Grand is also showing “Willy Wonka” at 1pm on Sunday. You can get those tickets here.

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