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

Bandit is again headed eastbound and down, loaded up and truckin’, courtesy of an AMC theater near you.

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


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

“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.

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