A Fortnight Before Halloween, See THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS on the CALS Ron Robinson Theater screen

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993, PG)

Bored with the same old scare-and-scream routine, Pumpkin King Jack Skellington longs to spread the joy of Christmas. But his merry mission puts Santa in jeopardy and creates a nightmare for good little boys and girls everywhere.

See The Nightmare Before Christmas at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater tonight (October 11).

The movie stars the voices of Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara, William Hickey, Paul Reubens, and Ken Page.  It was based on an idea by Tim Burton.  The songs were written by Elfman.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Film starts at 7:00 p.m. Beer, wine, and concessions will be available. Admission is $5.00

THE PRINCESS BRIDE on the CALS Ron Robinson Theater screen tonight

Image result for the princess brideAs part of their “Date Night Tuesdays” series, the CALS Ron Robinson Theater is showing the romantic action thriller comedy The Princess Bride. The fact that this film spans so many genres successfully is a reason for its endearing and enduring success.

Directed by Rob Reiner, this film tells William Goldman’s story of love and adventure.  A kindly grandfather sits down with his ill grandson and reads him a story. The story is one that has been passed down from father to son for generations.

As the grandfather reads the story, the action comes alive. The story is a classic tale of love and adventure as the beautiful Buttercup, engaged to the odious Prince Humperdinck, is kidnapped and held against her will in order to start a war, It is up to Westley (her childhood beau, now returned as the Dread Pirate Roberts) to save her. On the way he meets a thief and his hired helpers, an accomplished swordsman and a huge, super strong giant, both of whom become Westley’s companions in his quest.

Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Andre the Giant, Wallace Shawn, Christopher Guest, Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, Peter Cook, Peter Falk, and Fred Savage make up the main cast.  Surprisingly, the film’s only Oscar nomination was for “Best Song.”

The film starts at 7:00 pm.  Admission is $5.  Concessions are available for purchase.