Outdoor Film at the Modern: THE PRINCESS BRIDE

  • Friday July 01, 2016 7:30 PM



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, hamburgers, veggie burgers, peanuts, 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.


SOLD OUT - Tickets for outdoor event*

Advance purchase, by June 30
$10/$8 for Modern members/$7 for Reel People members/$5 for children under 12

Picnic Basket for Two from Café Modern (sold out)


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.