The Princess Bride is one of those movies that isn’t just beloved by countless fans, it’s internalized. The absurdist quotes (“My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die,”) the plethora of left-field 1987-era cameos, the absurdist quotes (“My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die,”) and the absurdist quotes (“STOP SAYING THAT!”) have all become a shared pop-culture touchstone and shorthand for an entire generation. Plus, Andre the Giant is in it.
Now, fans of The Princess Bride will have a chance to see the film in a unique way: on the big screen, at the Riverside Theater, and with star Cary Elwes. On Sunday November 22, “The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening With Cary Elwes” will come to the storied Milwaukee theater, complete with a screening of the film, a post-film “behind-the-scenes” talk from Westley/Dread Pirate Roberts himself, and a moderated Q&A session. Reserved seating tickets are $29.50 and $39.50. A $95 VIP package includes a meet-and-greet with Elwes and a signed copy of his book, As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales From The Making Of The Princess Bride. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 31 at noon. Conceive it!
Well, the event has been canceled due to Elwes’ filming obligations. Rats. Refunds are available at point of purchase. Further questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-286-3205.