Willy Wonka
Watch Gene Wilder and Peter Ostrum in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” this weekend. Wolper Picture

Labor Day weekend gives the working force and school children one last summer hurrah. But what happens if the weather doesn’t cooperate for beach days and barbeques? With Tropical Storm Hermine set to bring rain to some shore points, the perfect solution for fun this holiday weekend could be the movies.

Following Gene Wilder’s death on Sunday, August 28, AMC Theatres is going to bring two of the actor’s greatest hits back to the big screen. The 1971 beloved musical “Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory” and the 1974 comedy “Blazing Saddles” will be available to watch in theaters for just $5 each on Saturday, Sept. 3 and Sunday, Sept. 4.

Wilder starred in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” as the elusive Willy Wonka, a candy maker who shut down his factory after his rivals attempted to steal his secrets. He later re-opened his factory, but didn’t hire any back any of the townsfolk that used to work there. With his factory viewed as a giant mystery, Wonka decided to place five “Golden Tickets” into his candy bars. Those that found the candy would be granted a tour of the factory, along with a lifetime supply of chocolate.

Wilder went on to star as Jim, the Waco Kid, in Mel Brooks’ western comedy “Blazing Saddles.” Jim was a “recovering alcoholic gunslinger” who aided Bart (Cleavon Little), a black railroad worker turned Sheriff. The two worked together to stop a team of villains sent to destroy the town of Rock Ridge.

Unfortunately, the films will only be in select AMC theatres. Check out the list of AMC movie theatres participating in the Gene Wilder weekend tribute, and click HERE to view times:

Atlanta, Georgia

  • AMC Barrett Commons 24
  • AMC Southlake Pavilion 24

Baltimore, Maryland

  • AMC Owings Mills 17

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  • AMC Baton Rouge 16

Boston, Massachusetts

  • AMC Lowes Boston Common 19

Charlotte, North Carolina

  • AMC Concord Mills 24

Chicago, Illinois

  • AMC River East 21
  • AMC Streets of Woodfield 20

Cincinnati, Ohio

  • AMC Newport on the Levee 20

Columbus, Ohio

  • AMC Lennox 24

Dallas, Texas

  • AMC Grapevine Mills 30
  • AMC Mesquite 30

Denver, Colorado

  • AMC Highlands Ranch 24
  • AMC Westminster Promenade 24

Detroit, Michigan

  • AMC Livonia 20

Grand Rapids, Michigan

  • AMC Grand Rapids 28

Hartford, Connecticut

  • AMC Plainville 20

Houston, Texas

  • AMC Studio 30

Indianapolis, Indiana

  • AMC Showplace Bloomington 12

Jacksonville, Florida

  • AMC Orange Park 24

Kansas City, Missouri

  • AMC Barrywoods 24
  • AMC Town Center 20

Las Vegas, Nevada

  • AMC Town Square 18

Los Angeles, California

  • AMC Ontario Mills 30
  • AMC Orange 30
  • AMC Burbank

Miami, Florida

  • AMC Aventura Mall 24

Milwaukee, Wisonsin

  • AMC Mayfair 18

Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • AMC Eden Prairie Mall 18

New Orleans, Louisiana

  • AMC Elmwood Palace 20

New York, New York

  • AMC Empire 25
  • AMC New Brunswick 18
  • AMC Stony Brook 17

Norfolk, Virginia

  • AMC Hampton Towne Centre 24

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  • AMC Quail Springs Mall 24

Omaha, Nebraska

  • AMC Oak View 24

Orlando, Florida

  • AMC Disney Springs 24

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • AMC Neshaminy 24

Phoenix, Arizona

  • AMC Westgate 20

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • AMC Waterfront 22

Raleigh, North Carolina

  • AMC Southpoint 17

Rockford, Illinois

  • AMC Showplace Rockford 16

Salt Lake City, Utah

  • AMC West Jordan 12

San Diego, California

  • AMC Mission Valley 20

San Francisco, California

  • AMC Cupertino Square 16
  • AMC Metreon 16

Seattle, Washington

  • AMC Alderwood 16

South Bend, Indiana

  • AMC Showplace South Bend 16

Spokane, Washington

  • AMC River Park Square 20

Springfield, Illinois

  • AMC Showplace Springfield 12

St. Louis, Missouri

  • AMC West Olive 16

Tallahassee, Florida

  • AMC Tallahassee Mall 20

Tampa, Florida

  • AMC Woodlands Square 20

Tulsa, Oklahoma

  • AMC Southroads 20

Washington D.C.

  • AMC Hoffman 20