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  • Writer's pictureCarrie Specht

The Princess Bride is 30 and Coming Back to Theaters!

Thirty years ago, the tale of Princess Buttercup and her true love Westley became a movie classic, and to mark the occasion the film adaptation of William Goldman's The Princess Bride the movie is coming back to theaters for two days as part of the TCM Big Screen Classics series from Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies. The screening will include a special, newly created introduction by TCM Primetime host Ben Mankiewicz and the film’s acclaimed director, Rob Reiner, who will discuss The Princess Bride and its legacy. Yes, it's inconceivable! But for moviegoers who have always longed to see this storybook adventure on the big screen, it's ... as you wish.

Swept up in the passions of their rekindled true love, Westley (Cary Elwes) and Buttercup (Robin Wright) encounter great obstacles — giants, fire swamps, rodents of unusual size — to be together in an epic tale that grandfather (Peter Falk) reads to grandson (Fred Savage). The greatest obstacle of all is the despicable Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon), who is set on making Buttercup his wife in order to wage war on his enemies. The lovers seek help from Fezzik (André the Giant), a gentle giant with a knack for rhyming, and Inigo Montoya (Mandy Patinkin), a skilled swordsman dedicated to the revenge business. In this hilariously epic adventure, the lengths Westley and Buttercup must go for true love are indeed “inconceivable" and unforgettable.

The endlessly quotable adventure/romance/fantasy/comedy, The Princess Bride will play at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. each day, local time (whatever your local time may be) Sunday, October 15, and Wednesday, October 17. bringing the unforgettable film back to the big screen, where audiences can enjoy the passionate romance between Buttercup (Robin Wright) and Westley (Cary Elwes) ... the derring-do of Inigo Montoya (Mandy Patinkin) and Fezzik (Andre the Giant) ... the sinister conniving of Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon) and Vizzini (Wallace Shawn) ... the magical bickering of Miracle Max (Billy Crystal) and Valerie (Carol Kane) ... and the sweet story of a Grandfather (Peter Falk) and his Grandson (Fred Savage).

Tickets for The Princess Bride can be purchased online by visiting or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in nearly 700 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

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