Huntington City-Township Public Library invites adventure, comedy and romance lovers of all ages to a free Valentine Movie Night, featuring The Princess Bride. The feature, which is rated PG, will begin promptly at 6pm on Thursday, February 14th at the Main Library, 255 West Park Drive, Huntington. Valentine-themed snacks will be provided – bring your own (nonalcoholic) beverages and a bean bag chair or other comfortable seating if you wish. Registration is requested – call the Main Library at 356-0824 to reserve your place.
More than 25 years ago, Rob Reiner made a quirky little film called The Princess Bride, based on a novel by William Goldman (who claimed it was an abridgment of an even older book that, as it turned out, never really existed at all). Thus the world was introduced through page and film to the unforgettable characters of Buttercup, Westley the Farm Boy, the itinerant swordfighter Inigo Montoya, the gentle giant Fezzik, the crafty Vizzini, Miracle Max, Prince Humperdinck, the Dread Pirate Roberts, an albino dungeon keeper with a frog in his throat and an impressive clergyman with a speech impediment.
Hailed as one of the funniest and most romantic of adventure movies, The Princess Bride has reached near-cult status in the United States, and is included on most critical top 100 film lists.