Crown Affair

Of the hundreds of movies churned out by Hollywood each year, most are doomed to box office failure or the direct-to-DVD pile at your local retailer. Only a handful of flicks are destined to become true cinematic classics that are adored by generations. And Rob Reiner’s 1987 fairytale comedy The Princes Bride is one of ‘em.

Adapted from William Goldman's novel, the charming and clever fantasy flick has been enchanting viewers for 25 years with its storybook romance of Princess Buttercup (Robin Wright) and farm boy-turned-pirate Westley (Cary Elwes) meshed with the tale of revenge-seeking swordsman Inigo Montoya (Mandy Patinkin).

It’s the sort of film that deserves to be shown on the big screen, and the folks at Mesa’s National Comedy Theatre, 1111 South Longmore, will do just that during the latest installment of First Time Film Club on Saturday, November 10. The monthly event features the screening of a pop-culture classic with a pair of comedians, a superfan (who’s supposedly seen the particular flick numerous times), and a “newbie” experiencing the movie for the first time.

Sat., Nov. 10, 3 p.m., 2012
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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.