In honor of the late Gene Wilder, Fathom Events hosted a one-night one-time-only event in theaters, and Mel Brooks did a live tribute to his friend. This tribute and screening of the 1974 hit Young Frankenstein, happened Wednesday, October 5th at 8:00pm ET/7:00pm CT/5:00pm PT, at over 500 theaters nationwide.
Fathom Events and Twentieth Century Fox are preparing to welcome you back to Transylvania to join Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronkensteen”) and his crazy cohorts for one more night of mad science and “Puttin’ on the Ritz.” In a special one-night-only event, director Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein is returning to U.S. theaters, Wednesday night, October 5th at 8:00pm ET (7:00pm CT, 6:00pm MT, 5:00pm PT). Brooks will join audiences live from Hollywood. He will be introducing his 1974 classic comedy while touring the Fox lot where much of the filming took place. And of course bring your tissues, as Brooks will be remembering the late great Gene Wilder, the star and co-writer of Young Frankenstein, who passed away on August 29, 2016.
Check out the details about the screening here below.
People have been talking about Spaceballs 2 quite a bit lately, especially considering it’s not officially a real thing yet. But when Mel Brooks himself sounds like he might actually make it, the flood gates were bound to open. It’s been a year since Brooks made those comments and not much has been heard since. The same story resurfaced recently because fans have the sequel lodged in their brain now and they want it badly, but other than that nothing.
This is also likely nothing, but if you’re desperate for anything Spaceballs 2 related it’s a tiny ray of light. Some teaser posters for a certain Spaceballs: The Search for More Money were spotted in New York recently. You can see the posters below.
Dick Van Patten, congenial actor, whose calming presence and everyman looks endeared him to a career in Hollywood which included playing character actors and sometimes leading roles, arguably the most remembered of which was the loving and fair dad on the light dramedy Eight is Enough, has died of complications from diabetes at the age of 86 in Santa Monica, California.
There seemed to be an ease about gazing at Van Patten on the small and big screen, no matter what the role or genre he appeared in. Starting his career on Broadway back in 1935, Van Patten had appeared on one of television’s very first long running programs once that medium began to flourish, titled Mama, back in 1949. It led to countless appearances on the small and large screen thereafter, especially during the 1970s, with a resume that almost resembled an A to Z of TV during that era including appearances on programs as diverse as Sanford and Son, Banacek, The Streets of San Francisco, Cannon, Emergency!, and Happy Days to name but a scant few.