Join the film-filled weekend to honor late actor Gene Wilder in Indianapolis


Series to showcase and pay tribute to Wilder’s talent

Indianapolis film lovers can pay tribute to Gene Wilder, the 83-year-old actor who lost his battle with Alzheimer’s on Tuesday, as some of his biggest films are screened at the Toby at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the IMAX® Theater in the Indiana State Museum this weekend.

Wilder began his film career in the 1967 film “The Producers, ” and became known for a sequence of unforgettable and iconic comedy roles in the ‘ 70s and ‘ 80s.  The film screenings for this weekend are:

“Young Frankenstein,” at 7 p.m., Sept. 2 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art Toby Theater.

“Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory,” at 11 a.m., Sept. 3  at the IMAX Theater in the Indiana State Museum. This screening will be accompanied by a “concession stand takeover” where Wonka candy will be rampant.

“Blazing Saddles,” at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 3 at the IMAX Theater in the Indiana State Museum.

Tickets for all screenings are $5 each and can be purchased online or at the box office the day of the film.  Tickets for the “Young Frankenstein” screening at the IMA can be purchased at and tickets for the two screenings at the Downtown IMAX can be purchased at

“I can’t think of a better way to articulate how important Gene Wilder was to film,” stated IMAX theater manager Craig Mince. “We will be honoring a part of his legacy this weekend with these iconic films.”

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