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Mt. Airy’s moonlight movie series begins tonight (EVENT CANCELLED)

Elizabeth Moselle at Mt. Airy USA sent NewsWorks this message on 7/8/11 at 4:12 p.m.

Due to the storms sweeping through our area, we regretfully have to cancel this evening’s scheduled showing of The Princess Bride. “Moonlight Movies:In Mt. Airy” will now kick off next week with Back to the Future. We will re-schedule The Princess Bride for another night.  Stay tuned for further details.

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Looking for a funny twist on the common, fairy-tale love story, complete with action, adventure and Andre the Giant? Then head to Lovett Memorial Garden tonight for an outdoor screening of The Princess Bride as part of Mt. Airy USA’s “Moonlight Movies” series.

The 1987 flick, featuring a young Mandy Patankin and a very young Fred Savage, tells the decidedly strange and heartwarming tale of Buttercup, her impending marriage to Prince Humperdink and her lover Westley’s quest to rescue her.

The movies series is free and open to the public. It’s an effort to draw the community to an under-utilized section of Mt. Airy’s Germantown Ave. corridor.

The Trolley Car Diner will donate film projection equipment, and the establishment will also sell concessions at the events. The diner will turn over 15% of the proceeds to the Friends of Lovett Library.

Other films that will be screened at Lovett Memorial Garden this summer include the sci-fi flick Back To The Future (July 15), the animal documentary March of the Penguins (July 22), the baseball lover’s The Sandlot (July 29), the underwater animated sensation Finding Nemo (August 5) and Stephen Spielberg’s classic E.T. (August 12).

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