“When I was your age, television was called books.” William Goldman, The Princess Bride

Rock Island, IL: It almost seems inconceivable - the film based on the William Goldman's beloved classic tale of true love and piracy, The Princess Bride, is 30 years old.

Families can revisit the giant fun with an Interactive Movie Night from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm on Monday, Sept. 25 at the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street. It's the movie as you wish, with your favorite lines, witty quips, retorts to characters on screen, and special props. Snacks and trivia are on the menu, too.

"Few movies are as quotable, or so well suited to an interactive movie experience," said organizer Emily Tobin, a Rock Island Reference Services librarian. The modern fairy tale was originally released Sept. 25, 1987, and quickly gained a loyal following.

The free event is for the whole family. (Parents of very young children may want to note the movie's PG rating.)

The library wants to have enough supplies for everyone, so registration is required. Sign up on the library's online event calendar or by calling 309-732-READ (7323.) If you're a fan of either the book or the movie, it's inconceivable that you'd miss this! (and yes, we do know what that word means.)

For more information about Rock Island Library hours, services and programs, visit the library's online branch at www.rockislandlibrary.org, call 309-732-READ, or follow the library on Facebook or Twitter. 

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