Knickerbocker Theatre Free Summer Family Film Series: “The Princess Bride”

August 08, 2013 | 7:30 PM |
Knickerbocker Theatre, 86 E 8th St

Hope College is offering a free summer film series at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland. The films run on Thursdays, from July 25 to August 15, at 7:30 p.m. The times coincide with theHollanddowntown street performers, creating a full night of entertainment for families.

“The Princess Bride,” from 1987, will return to the big screen on Thursday, Aug. 8.  As a grandfather begins to read this story to his not-so-enthusiastic grandson, he promises that the story includes “Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Revenge. Giants. Monsters. Chases. Escapes. True love. Miracles.”  The film features a cast of stars, including Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, Peter Falk, Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, a young Fred Savage and even Andre the Giant. “The Princess Bride” is rated PG.

The series will closes on Thursday, Aug. 15, with Martin Scorsese’s 2011 film, “Hugo.”

The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 E. Eighth St., between College and Columbiaavenues. More information on the films can be found at www.hope.edu/arts/knick.