Summer movie nights return to Sundance Square with a June 15th showing of The Princess Bride. It will be the first in a weekly series of five classic throwback films crowds love. Join us in Sundance Square Plaza every Thursday night from June 15 through July 13 to watch some of the most quotable movies of the late 70s and 80s. For your maximum viewing pleasure, the films don’t begin until the sun goes down (usually some time between 8:30 and 9:00 p.m.) See the specific dates and films below.
Bring your lawn chairs and a blanket to enjoy a movie under the stars. Leave the coolers at home. Instead, grab dinner at one of the restaurants in Sundance Square before showtime. The film won’t begin until sundown, so you’ve got time to hit happy hour after work and grab dinner without missing the opening credits.
June 15 — The Princess Bride
“As you wish.”
When a grandfather reads a story to his sick grandson, the grandson is disappointed to hear about kissing in the midst of swordfights, potions, and poison. The tale eventually wins him over, as it has movie lovers since its debut.
June 22 — Back to the Future
“Are you telling me that you built a time machine… out of a DeLorean?“
Marty McFly is a normal, skateboarding teenager until he accidentally travels back in time in his inventor friend’s time machine. Time travel rules apply. If he interferes with his parents’ young love, he threatens to destroy life as he knows it.
June 29 — Ghostbusters
“Who ya gonna call?”
In the original 1984 version of Ghostbusters Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray star as two of the parapsychology professors who form a ghost-removal business after being fired from their university positions. Things only get spookier from there.
July 6 — Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
Every teenager wants to play hookie from school. None have done so as successfully or with the finesse that Ferris Bueller does. He fools an unsuspecting mom and a very suspicious principal, while still managing to make the most of his day.
July 13 — Grease
“Tell me about it, stud.”
When Sandy and Danny’s summer fling unexpectedly follows them to high school, it causes them to second guess the authenticity of their relationship and affects every clique in the school. John Travolta and Olivia Newton John star in the musical tale of a star-crossed high school romance.