Outdoor film screening of The Princess Bride this Friday at Warfield

The Trail & District Arts Council and the Royal Theater have teamed up to dream up your new favorite family experience, Silver Screen Outdoor Movies at Haley Park in Warfield. Filmed at dusk on May 27 and July 16, this mini hit of films will bring you heartwarming pleasure.

Our first film, “The Princess Bride”, is a classic fairy tale comedy, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess and, yes, kisses.

A grandfather reads the book ‘The Princess Bride’ to his grandson who is sick at home, despite the fact that the grandson is sure he won’t like the story, as it is a romance and he prefers something with a lot of action and “no fucking”. Cut to story where Buttercup is forced to marry Prince Humperdinck as she still mourns the death of her one true love, Westley, who was killed at sea by the Dread Pirate Roberts. But before they can get married, Buttercup is kidnapped by a band of bandits. But hot on their heels is the infamous Dread Pirate Roberts, followed by the Prince and his men.

What will happen to Buttercup? Will the prince get her back by force or by ransom? Why is the Dread Pirate Roberts chasing them? And what will the grandson of the story think at the end?

“Kids can see it as a bright, frothy adventure while adults will appreciate the subtlety and pure spirit.” – BBC.com

Director: Rob Reiner Distribution: Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin / Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance / Duration: 1h 38 mins / Rating: PG / Country: USA / Language: English

97% rotten tomatoes

The other screening in this series is “The Lego Movie” on July 16. Irreverent family fun, this animated flick sees well-known actors channel their inner Lego personalities, from superheroes to average Joe’s or Emmetts.

To make these fun events accessible to everyone, the films are offered by suggested donation of $5 per person. Tickets only available at the door. Cash or card payment available.

Remember, doors open at 7:15 p.m. Arrive early to buy your popcorn and get a good seat. And don’t forget to bring your chairs and blankets to get cozy under the stars.

Please note that if weather prevents an outdoor screening, films will be moved inside the Bailey Theater at 1501 Cedar Ave., Trail. Check out our Facebook page for up-to-date information that day.

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The Silver Screen Outdoor Movie is sponsored by Bounce Radio, Columbia Basin Trust, Kootenay Savings Credit Union, Teck Metals Ltd. and Tourism Rossland, and made possible with support from the Government of British Columbia and the BC Arts Council.

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