Saturday, 20 December 2014, Cary Elwes will be at the historic Downtown Los Angeles Palace Theatre to signs his new best-selling memoir, “As You Wish” and share stories about the making of the movie. A lucky reader can win a pair of free tickets. See instructions below.
Many of Hollywood’s entertainment icons have been on the stage of the Palace Theatre : W.C. Fields, The Marx Brothers and even Harry Houdini.
The evening begins with an “As You Wish” book signing by author Cary Elwes to be followed by a 20 minutes Q&A with Elwes. At 8:30 p.m. the screening of “The Princess Bride” will begin. Tickets run from $16 to $25 (food and parking not included).
6:00 p.m.: Doors Open
6:00 p.m-7:45 p.m: “As You Wish Book” Signing with Cary Elwes
8:00p.m-8:20 p.m: Q&A with Cary Elwes
8:30 p.m: “The Princess Bride” screening
The historic Palace Theater is located in downtown Los Angeles at 620 S. Broadway. Everyone will receive a free “Naughty or Nice” certificate and evaluation from our hilarious elves before partaking in our nostalgic bouncy-ball singalong by Rankin/Bass. You can indulge in a glass of wine or beer from one of three bars then hit the gourmet chef stations.
You can have a variety of holiday-inspired flavors, sweet treats and savory snacks, including
* Gourmet popcorn from Dakota’s POP Parlor (chef Dakota Weiss) featuring yummy flavors like Curried Pig, Pumpkin Hatch, Perk N’ Pop and more!
* Holiday and movie themed sausages from Adam Gertler and Dog Haus featuring holiday favorites like the pastrami dog, turduken dog and the pig and the fig.
* Delicious desserts, warm chestnuts and more!
VIP $25 (premier seating)
Children 12 and under $16
Historic Palace Theater (downtown Los Angeles)
620 S. Broadway
Seating is first come, first serve. No outside food or beverage permitted. Parking is not included. Visit www.StreetFoodCinema.com for more information.
With its beautifully preserved architecture and decor modeled after the opera houses of 17th Century Europe, the Palace Theatre is one of the most grand, historical movie theaters in Los Angeles.Built in 1911, The Palace Theatre was originally known as the Orpheum, the third Los Angeles home of the Orpheum Vaudeville circuit, and featured the very best in vaudeville including such luminaries as Harry Houdini, the Marx Brothers, Sarah Bernhart, Al Jolson, Jack Benny and W. C. Fields. Renamed the Palace Theatre in 1926, it became one of several movie palaces in downtown Los Angeles during the Golden Age of Hollywood. In 2011, the Palace Theatre celebrated its 100th birthday, following a $1 million restoration, preserving and restoring the original architecture and décor. It is the oldest remaining Orpheum theatre in the country.
You can win a pair of free tickets by writing a few lines below about your most romantic or funniest meal or inconceivably funniest romantic meal. If you recall, the first time Buttercup sits down to a table with the Dread Pirate Roberts, She’s with the Sicilian Vizzini and blindfolded. On the table are two wine goblets, bread, cheese and two apples. And then there was the matter of the iocane powder. That was “The Princess Bride,” so well us what was your inconceivable moment? Did you fall victim to “one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is ‘never get involved in a land war in Asia,’ but only slightly less well known is this: ‘Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line!'”
First place prize is: Two tickets to “The Princess Bride” screening
Second place prize is: DVD of “The Hundred-Foot Journey.”