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Backseat Cinema - The Princess Bride (1987)

Backseat Cinema - The Princess Bride (1987)

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Backseat Cinema aims to bring you a unique movie going experience every month. From Timeless classics to cult favorites, exciting action, gut-busting comedy, and much more, we’ll have specialty cocktails, entertainment and games themed around the movie of the month.

For November, we're screening the classic 1987 romance adventure film, The Princess Bride!

The Princess Bride was directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner, starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Wallace Shawn, André the Giant and Christopher Guest. Adapted by William Goldman from his 1973 novel The Princess Bride, it tells the story of a farmhand named Westley, accompanied by companions befriended along the way, who must rescue his true love Princess Buttercup from the odious Prince Humperdinck. The film essentially preserves the novel's narrative style by presenting the story as a book being read by a grandfather (Peter Falk) to his sick grandson (Fred Savage).

The film was first released in the United States on September 25, 1987, and was well-received by critics at the time, but was only a modest box office success. Over time, particularly with the introduction of the Internet, the film has become a cult classic. The film is number 50 on Bravo's "100 Funniest Movies", number 88 on The American Film Institute's (AFI) "AFI's 100 Years...100 Passions" list of the 100 greatest film love stories, and 46 in Channel 4's 50 Greatest Comedy Films list. In 2016, the film was inducted into the National Film Registry, being deemed as "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant".

 

As this is a licensed event, 18+ only. Valid Photo ID is required.

DOORS at 8pm
Movie starts at 9pm

Fri Nov 22, 2019
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM MST
THE GRAND
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THE GRAND

608 1 St SW, Calgary