Chattanooga Now Special two-day screening marks 30th anniversary of 'The Princess Bride'

Chattanooga Now Special two-day screening marks 30th anniversary of 'The Princess Bride'

October 12th, 2017 by Staff Report in Chattnow Movies

Robin Wright and Cary Elwes as Buttercup and Westley in "The Princess Bride."

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

Thirty years after its release, the endlessly quotable adventure-romance-fantasy-comedy "The Princess Bride" is returning to movie theaters.

In celebration of its anniversary, "The Princess Bride" will have a special two-day screening — Sunday, Oct. 15, and Wednesday, Oct. 18 — as part of the TCM Big Screen Classics series from Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies.

Show times are 2 and 7 p.m. both days. The movie will be at the East Ridge 18, Hamilton Place 8 and UEC Theatres 14 in McDonald, Tenn.

The anniversary screening will include a special, newly created introduction by TCM Primetime host Ben Mankiewicz and the film's acclaimed director, Rob Reiner, who will discuss "The Princess Bride" and its legacy.

When the beautiful maiden Buttercup (Robin Wright) hears that her true love Westley (Cary Elwes) is dead, she reluctantly agrees to marry the loathsome Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon). After Westley returns to rescue Buttercup, the two begin an epic adventure.

Swept up in the passion of their rekindled true love, Westley and Buttercup encounter great obstacles — giants, fire swamps, rodents of unusual size — to be together in an epic tale that grandfather (Peter Falk) reads to grandson (Fred Savage). The greatest obstacle of all: despicable Prince Humperdinck, set on making Buttercup his wife to wage war on his enemies. The lovers seek help from Fezzik (André the Giant), a gentle giant with a knack for rhyming, and Inigo Montoya (Mandy Patinkin), a skilled swordsman dedicated to the revenge business.

Tickets for "The Princess Bride" can be purchased online by visiting or at participating theater box offices.