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 on Friday, September 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the Indianapolis Museum of Art Toby Theater.
WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY on Saturday, September 3 at 11:00 a.m. 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 on Saturday, September 3 at 7:30 p.m. 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 http://www.imamuseum.org/film/special-screening-young-frankenstein and tickets for the two screenings at the Downtown IMAX can be purchased at www.imaxindy.com.
“I can’t think of a better way to articulate how important Gene Wilder was to film,” says IMAX theater manager Craig Mince. “We will be honoring a part of his legacy this weekend with these iconic films.”
About The IMAX Theater in the Indiana State Museum
IMAX® Theater in the Indiana State Museum offers entertaining and educational 2D and 3D films on a screen six stories tall and 84 feet wide, the largest movie screen in the state. Part of the White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, IMAX Theater delivers the ultimate cinema experience to moviegoers with 12,000 watts of digital surround sound. Using state-of-the-art technology, the IMAX Theater experience gives viewers a unique, larger-than-life way to go to the movies. Moviegoers are now able to enjoy locally crafted beers and wines for all features after 5 p.m., which complement other locally sourced concessions including popcorn, candy and coffees/teas.
About the Indianapolis Museum of Art
The Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) is located on a 152-acre campus of lush gardens, historic homes, outdoor sculptures, inspiring performance and gallery spaces. Founded in 1883, the IMA
is among the 10 oldest and 10 largest encyclopedic art museums in the United States and features significant collections of African, American, Asian, European, contemporary art and design arts that span 5,000 years of history. With innovative programming to engage guests of all ages, the IMA offers a variety of interactive experiences inside the galleries, throughout the campus and within the local community. From gardening demos in the Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse to outdoor film screenings in the IMA Amphitheater to community celebrations in The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres, guests are invited to interact with art and nature in exciting new ways at the IMA. Along with the Indianapolis campus, the IMA also owns the Miller House and Garden in Columbus, Ind., one of the nation’s most highly regarded examples of mid-century Modernist residences. For more information visit www.imamuseum.org.
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