Magnolia at the Modern

Outdoor Film at the Modern: THE PRINCESS BRIDE
  • July 1, 2016 - 7:30pm

Bring a blanket, dust off your tiara, and let’s celebrate with an outdoor screening by the Modern’s reflecting pond.

A delightfully postmodern fairy tale, The Princess Bride (1987) is a deft, intelligent mix of swashbuckling, romance, and comedy that takes an age-old damsel-in-distress story and makes it fresh. Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, and Mandy Patinkin star in this fairytale adventure about a beautiful princess and the gallant hero who rescues her from an evil villain. Directed by Rob Reiner with a screenplay by William Goldman, it's an enchanting and enduring classic.

PG; 98 minutes

7:30 pm
- Doors open to the Café Modern Terrace and Lawn: DJ and concessions for purchase (beer, wine, soft drinks, hot dogs, and nachos). Delicious picnic baskets are available with advance reservations.

8:45 pm - Screening of The Princess Bride outside by the Modern's reflecting pond.

Arrive early for First Friday at the Modern beginning at 5 pm in the Grand Lobby, featuring a DJ and cash bar. The Princess Bride tickets include gallery admission. Galleries are open until 8 pm.

Tickets for outdoor event (includes gallery admission)*
Advance purchase, by June 30
$10/$8 for Modern members/$7 for Reel People members/$5 for children under 12

Day of event purchase
$15/$12 for Modern members/$10 for Reel People members/$5 for children under 12

Advance purchase of tickets and/or picnic baskets begins on June 1, and may be purchased at this link or by calling 817.738.9215.*

Picnic Basket for Two from Café Modern
Picnic baskets are available from Café Modern for $45 plus tax, $40 plus tax for members; reservations must be made in advance, before June 24, at or call 817.738.9215 during museum hours.*

Assorted Cheeses and Fruits
Antipasto Box with Assorted Sliced Meats, Grilled Vegetables, and Olives
Chicken Salad, Summer Potato Salad, and Pasta Salad
Crusty Baguette
Bottled Water

Please no personal coolers, drinks, food, or lawn chairs.

*In case of inclement weather, the outdoor film will be cancelled. The DJ and festivities will be moved to the Grand Lobby. Pre-purchased tickets will be honored as free museum admission that evening. Reserved picnic baskets will be available for pick up at Café Modern to be enjoyed indoors at the museum or taken home. No refunds.