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'Smokey and the Bandit' returning to theaters in memory of Burt Reynolds

By Libby Hill • Sep 13, 2018 at 9:35 AM

LOS ANGELES (TNS) — The Bandit is again headed eastbound and down, loaded up and truckin', courtesy of an AMC theater near you.

The theater chain announced last week it would be featuring “Smokey and the Bandit” at 240 locations, with tickets selling for $5, Variety reported. The film will screen Sept. 12 through 20.

Star Burt Reynolds died Sept. 6 of cardiopulmonary arrest at the age of 82.

“Smokey and the Bandit” features Reynolds in one of his most iconic roles, as a Coors beer bootlegger who knows his way around a Pontiac Trans-Am.

The 1977 comedy was the directorial debut for stuntman Hal Needham and was replete with enough car chases, car crashes and ridiculously entertaining stunts to land it at No. 2 at the box office for the year, behind only "Star Wars."

Tickets and showtimes are currently available on the AMC website.

The two locations within 50 miles of Norwalk are AMC Westwood Town Center 6 at 21653 Center Ridge Road in Rocky River, and AMC Ridge Park Square at 84788 Ridge Road in Brooklyn.

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