TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31 at 11:00pm | GENERAL ADMISSION: $15 • LOFT MEMBERS and children 12 & under: $12
Get ready to celebrate New Year’s Eve exactly “As You Wish” with Westley, Princess Buttercup, Inigo Montoya and all the rest at this magical screening of the one-and-only Princess Bride! Spend the last night of the year celebrating the “storybook love” of this ever-enchanting, always-hilarious, endlessly-quotable classic on the big screen!
We’ll have fun props to use during the movie (including inflatable swords for you to dramatically switch hands with), a pre-show Princess Bride competition, a costume contest with fabulous prizes, and a free champagne toast at midnight to start the movie! Could there be a better way to celebrate New Year’s Eve this year? Inconceivable!!!
“A film to return to time and again. If you are ever asked if you want to watch The Princess Bride, there can be but one answer: ‘As you wish.’” – Jonathan Haynes, Guardian
Scaling the Cliffs of Insanity, battling Rodents of Unusual Size, facing torture in the Pit of Despair. This is not just your basic, average, every day, ordinary, run-of-the-mill fairy tale! Few, if any, films of the ‘80s have been more beloved by successive generations of moviegoers than director Rob Reiner’s hilariously enchanting comedy/fantasy/romance of a perpetually kidnapped and rescued princess, penned by legendary screenwriter William Goldman, based on his own novel. And what a story: a lowly stable boy, Westley (Cary Elwes), pledges his love to the beautiful Buttercup (Robin Wright), only to be abducted and reportedly killed by pirates while Buttercup is betrothed to the evil Prince Humperdinck. Even as Buttercup herself is kidnapped by a giant, a scheming criminal mastermind, and a master Spanish swordsman, a mysterious masked pirate (could it be Westley?) follows in hot pursuit. Will true love conquer all? Featuring an all-star comedy cast, including Christopher Guest, Billy Crystal, Andre the Giant, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Peter Cook, Wallace Shawn, Carol Kane, Fred Savage and Peter Falk. (Dir. by Rob Reiner, 1987, USA, 98 min., Rated PG)