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UPDATE: Young Frankenstein Back On October 18th For an Encore Screening

Gene Wilder, Terri Garr, and Marty Feldman in Young Frankenstein

Due to the overwhelmingly positive response to the first Young Frankenstein screening, Fathom Events is bringing it back!

One night, and one night only… OK, OK, Two nights, and two nights only. Back on October 5th, Fathom Events held a screening of the absolute classic Young Frankenstein, to honor Gene Wilder’s passing. The screening, with a live-streamed intro from Mel Brooks, was supposed to be a one-time event.

But the response was so overwhelmingly positive, that they’ve brought it back for one more night. That’s right, if you missed it the first time around, set your clocks, mark your calendars, and don’t miss it again! We had a chance to attend, and trust us, this is something you don’t want to miss. For information on where it will be showing, and to snag tickets, head over to the Fathom Events website.

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In a recent discovery that left me weak at the knees, I learned that for one night, and for one night only, Young Frankenstein will return to theatres to pay homage to our dearly beloved and departed Gene Wilder. Especially exciting for our younger sci-fi addicts, the 1974 film will be projected in all of its original silver screen splendor on the big screen, with an introduction by Mel Brooks himself.

The night we’re all now waiting for is Wednesday, October 5th. The Hollywood Reporter reports that screening will take place at 500 theaters across the country, and Slashfilm adds that these showings will begin simultaneously nationwide, kicking off at 8 ET/ 7 CT/ 6 MT/ 5 PT to cater to the live-streamed introduction.

Director Mel Brooks, as well as Gene Wilder, agreed it was one of their best works, which was cemented as fact when the U.S. Library of Congress’ National Film Registry selected it for preservation as a “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” work of filmographic art in 2003. Less than 700 films have been selected for the film registry, proving Young Frankenstein is truly a masterpiece.

For those interested in attending (which I hope is all of you), you can type your zip code into the Fathom Events website (the company bringing this miracle to life, thanks Fathom Events!) to find the nearest theater to you showing the film.

I have never felt true happiness until this day. 26 days and 5 hours to go until multiple generations of fans converge on their nearest theater to cry tears of pure joy into their popcorn and $20 Dr. Peppers.

(If you are slightly too obsessed with Young Frankenstein as I am, you can count down the days on this cool site: https://days.to/5-october/2016 . Hopefully I won’t be the only one wearing a costume…?)

Featured Image: Fox

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