Anyone who doesn’t think that The Princess Bride is one of the best films ever made can leave now… I’ll wait… Still waiting! For the rest of you sensible, intelligent human-beings, The Egyptian Theater is having a VERY special event this Thursday, August 5th. Not only will they be showing a double feature of The Princess Bride and Stand By Me at 7:30, but Rob Reiner will also be appearing in person to talk about his career, revisit his earlier films and talk about his upcoming film Flipped. As they always do, there will most likely open up to a Q&A with the audience so that you can get some of your questions answered.
It appears as if they’ll be starting with his earlier work Stand By Me and then finishing off with one of the best movies of all time, The Princess Bride. Reiner will be appearing between the two screenings to discuss.
More on both films below…
- STAND BY ME, 1986, Sony Repertory, 89 min. One of the most classic and quotable coming-of-age films ever made, Rob Reiner’s adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Body” is at once hilarious and heartbreaking, and a spot-on time capsule of small-town America in the 1950s. Will Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman and Jerry O’Connell star as four friends on the precipice of junior high school, enjoying a summer of small-fry hijinx. When they go looking for the body of a boy presumed dead from a train accident, they must come to terms with the difficult changes the future holds.
- THE PRINCESS BRIDE, 1987, 20th Century Fox, 98 min. Dir. Rob Reiner. This adaptation of William Goldman’s wonderful, tongue-in-cheek fairy tale stars Cary Elwes as the dashing Westley, who is forced to fight off the villainous Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon) and Count Tyrone (Christopher Guest) to save his beloved princess, Buttercup (Robin Wright). This Cult hit features marvelous sets by Norman Garwood and high-spirited supporting performances by Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, Peter Falk and Andre the Giant.
Tickets are only $11 for general admission and $9 for students and seniors. The event starts at 7:30pm! Get there early if you want a good seat!