The Liberty Theatre in downtown Camas turns 90 on Wednesday, June 14. This lovingly restored historic theater is celebrating with a special screening of The Princess Bride, which turns a sprightly 30 this year. There will be free Liberty Theatre commemorative posters for the first 100 guests, plus some movie swag. Admission to the show is just $3 per person, and everyone is welcome. Popcorn, ice cream, candy, craft beer, fine wine, and other goodies are available in the lobby.
The Princess Bride—originally released in 1987 and still rated PG!—is the perfect family-friendly film to help the theater commemorate the day its doors opened on June 14, 1927 (hey, that’s even older than the Kiggins!). The film, which will be shown at 5:30 p.m., features swashbuckling swordplay, a gentle giant, a wisecracking pirate, a determined princess, some political intrigue, and some kissing. Directed by Rob Reiner and starring Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Chris Sarandon, a very young Fred Savage and a very old Peter Falk. The movie delights audiences by never taking itself too seriously while at the same time taking love very seriously indeed.
To learn more about the Liberty’s history, including the fact that it was originally called The Granada, click here: http://www.historylink.org/File/5125. For a list of 15 interesting facts you might not know about The Princess Bride, click here: http://mentalfloss.com/article/62073/15-things-you-might-not-know-about-princess-bride. To find out more about upcoming films, showtimes, and ticket prices at the Liberty Theatre, visit www.camasliberty.com.