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Movies on the Rocks: The Princess Bride

August 8 @ 8:00 am

Free

MOVIES ON THE ROCKS continues with a screening of The Princess Bride and a short provided by the Rhode Island International Film Festival on Wednesday, August 15th in the quarry meadow of Newport’s Ballard Park.

A cult classic, The Princess Bride tells the story of a farmhand named Westley who must rescue his true love Princess Buttercup from the odious Prince Humperdinck. Rated PG; 98 minutes; 1987. A short provided by FLICKERS Rhode Island International Film Festival will be shown before the movie. The Princess Bride is rated PG and runs for 98 minutes.

Movies begin at dusk (8 pm) in Ballard Park’s quarry meadow which will be open at 6:30 pm for blankets and picnicking. Please follow the “carry it in, carry it out” philosophy. Seating is on the grass – bring a blanket or lawn chair. In the event of rain, movies will be shown on the following night. Like regular movie theaters, smoking is prohibited. Please be sure to do a tick check after the event.

The series sponsored by Cox, National Grid, Marco Camacho, the Rhode Island House of Representatives, Savings Institute Bank & Trust and Ken & Tia Scigulinsky. MOVIES ON THE ROCKS is co-sponsored by Bartlett Tree Experts, BR Arnold Construction, the Fitzpatrick Team, Howard Johnson, IHOP Middletown and Jenkins Construction and supported by the City of Newport, IAFF Newport Local 1080, Kate Leonard, McGrath Clambakes, Inc., the Newport Ancient Order of Hibernians, Newport FOP and Teresa Paiva Weed.

Ballard Park is a nature preserve located at the corner of Wickham and Hazard Roads in Newport. Event attendees should wear sturdy shoes as there is rugged terrain and bring a flashlight to use upon exiting. Allow fifteen minutes to park and make your way into the quarry meadow as the site for the movies is a considerable distance from the road. Enter at 21 Hazard Road entrance. Be sure to do a tick check upon leaving the park. For more information visit www.ballardpark.org.