ROCKLAND — The Strand Theatre’s monthly Family Film Matinee series will present The Princess Bride (1987) on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 1 p.m. The matinee series presents favorite family films from yesterday and today, screened on the last Sunday of every month.
Based on William Goldman’s novel of the same name, The Princess Bride is staged as a book read by grandfather (Peter Falk) to his ill grandson (Fred Savage). Falk’s character assures a romance-weary Savage that the book has much more to deliver than a simpering love story, including but not limited to fencing, fighting, torture, death, true love, giants, and pirates.
Indeed, The Princess Bride offers a tongue-in-cheek fairy tale depicting stable boy-turned-pirate Westley’s journey to rescue Buttercup (Robin Wright), his true love, away from the evil prince (Chris Sarandon), whom she had agreed to marry five years after learning of what she had believed to be news of Westley’s death.
With help from Prince Humperdinck’s disgruntled former employee Miracle Max (Billy Crystal), swordsman Inigo Montoya (Mandy Patinkin), and a very large man named Fezzik (Andre the Giant), the star-crossed lovers are reunited.
The Strand Family Series is made possible thanks to supporting sponsor Rockland Harbor Hotel.
The film is rated PG and has a running time of 1 hours 38 minutes.
Tickets are $5/General Admission and will be available at the box office 30 minutes prior to show time.
The Strand Theatre is located at 345 Main Street, Rockland.