'Smokey and the Bandit' returns to AMC Theatres to honor Burt Reynolds


AMC Theatres will bring one of Burt Reynolds’ most iconic films back to the big screen this month to pay homage to the debonair film legend, who died Thursday at age 82.

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Reynolds’ 1977 comedy “Smokey and the Bandit” will have a nine-day run in 240 AMC theaters across the country, according to Variety. Fans who have been reciting the film’s signature lines and best moments since news broke of Reynolds death, can catch the flick at AMC Theatres from Wednesday, Sept. 12, through Thursday, Sept. 20, the movie theater chain announced Friday.

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In “Smokey,” which was filmed in parts of metro Atlanta and Georgia, Reynolds portrayed Bo “Bandit” Darville, who partners with Cledus Snow (Jerry Reed), to haul 400 cases of bootleg Coors beer from Texarkana, Texas, back to Atlanta in 28 hours in order to collect $80,000. “Smokey and the Bandit” also starred Sally Field as a runaway bride picked up by Bandit and a band of others, played by Jackie Gleason, Pat McCormick, Paul Williams and Mike Henry. 

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Tickets will be $5 (or lower depending on the theater). Showtimes, tickets and locations are available at www.amctheatres.com.


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