The Princess Bride in Newport RI

about this movie:
The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy fantasy adventure film directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner. Adapted by William Goldman from his 1973 novel of the same name, it tells the story of a farmhand named Westley, accompanied by befriended companions along the way, who must rescue his true love Princess Buttercup from the odious Prince Humperdinck. The film effectively preserves the novel's narrative style by presenting the story as a book being read by a grandfather (Peter Falk) to his sick grandson (Fred Savage).

Rated PG
98 minutes; 1987


RI International Film Festival


Thursday, August 9, 2018

Outdoor movie screening in Newport RI
movies on the rocks
Wednesday, August 15, 2018. dusk (8 pm)

The Princess Bride

sponsored by:

Newport City Council At Large

great movies from Cox

Ken & Tia Scigulinsky

Rhode Island family activities

Savings Institute Bank & Trust

National Grid supports Ballard Park

HELPFUL HINTS for attending events at Ballard Park
21 Hazard Road in Newport, RI 02840:
Ballard Park

- Use the entrance off of the quarry meadow at 21 Hazard Road.

- The meadow is about a ten minute walk from the street on uneven ground so wear sneakers or sturdy shoes.

- Seating is on the grass - bring a blanket or lawn chair.

Arrive 15 minutes prior to events to ensure a place to park and time to get into the meadow.

- Parking is allowed on Hazard Road but NOT on Wickham Road.

- Picnic dinners are welcome. The quarry meadow opens at 6 pm for movie nights. Movies begin at 8. Please “pack them in, pack them out”.

- Smoking is prohibited.

When leaving be sure to do a tick check (brush off your body and that of your kids) and check again at bed/bath time.

Prevent Ticks
- The CDC recommends taking a shower two hours after being in nature to reduce the risk of getting Lyme disease.

- Clothing with built in tick repellent like Permethrin is best for preventing tick bites.

There are some wonderful resources available at on ticks.

- If you happen to find a tick on yourself or your child, you can send a photo of it to URI Tick Encounter for identification.
Bartlett Tree Experts supports Ballard Park
BR Arnold Construction
Fitzpatrick Real Estate Newport RI
Howard Johnson Middletown RI
IHOP Middletown RI
Jenkins Construction Middletown RI
City of Newport
IAFF, Newport Local 1080
Kate Leonard
McGrath Clambakes, Inc.
Newport AOH
Newport FOP
Teresa Paiva Weed
photo by Kim Fuller