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Free tickets: 'Blazing Saddles' rides onto Loft's big screen

The Mel Brooks/Gene Wilder comedy classic "Blazing Saddles" will play this weekend at the Loft, and we've got a pair of tickets that just might have your name on 'em. Join Madeline Kahn, Cleavon Little, Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens, and the rest for some whip-crackin' laughs.

The movie will be shown at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Loft, and you could win tickets!

From our friends over at the Loft Cinema:

See the great Gene Wilder take on the Old West in Mel Brooks’ hilarious comedy classic, Blazing Saddles!

Vulgar, crude, and occasionally scandalous in its racial humor, this hilarious bad-taste spoof of Westerns, co-written by Richard Pryor, features Cleavon Little as the first black sheriff of a stunned town scheduled for demolition by an encroaching railroad.

“It’s a crazed grab bag of a movie that does everything to keep us laughing except hit us over the head with a rubber chicken.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Little and co-star Gene Wilder have great chemistry, and the delightful supporting cast includes Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens, and Madeline Kahn as a chanteuse modelled on Marlene Dietrich. As in Young Frankenstein (1974), Silent Movie (1976), and High Anxiety (1977), director/writer Mel Brooks gives a burlesque spin to a classic Hollywood movie genre; in his own manic, Borscht Belt way, Brooks was a central player in revising classic genres in light of Seventies values and attitudes, an effort most often associated with such directors as Robert Altman and Peter Bogdanovich . Some of this film’s sequences, notably a gaseous bean dinner around a campfire, have become comedy classics. (Dir. by Mel Brooks, 1974, USA, 93 mins., Rated R)

To enter to win a pair of tickets, comment here and tell us about your favorite Western movie, or let us know over on our Facebook page. Good luck!

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And the winner is .... Christopher Rodriguez! Thanks for sharing, everyone.

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