May 192016
 
(image via New Orleans Film Society)

(image via New Orleans Film Society)

The New Orleans Film Society and the Coliseum Square Association will continue their annual early-summer love affair with the free outdoor showing of another cult film, “The Princess Bride,” on Saturday evening.

Rob Reiner’s 1987 classic is far from the “simpering love story” its title might imply, according to the New Orleans Film Society’s synopsis, but instead features “fencing, fighting, torture, death, true love, giants, and pirates.”

The film is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 19, in the park on Coliseum Street. The movie is free, and food and beverages will be sold on site.

Past New Orleans Film Society screenings in Coliseum Square include “The Goonies” in 2014 and “Grease” last year, and judging from past crowds, movie-goers might want to arrive early to secure a place.

See the trailer below:

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