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10 Years - 100 Movies | 2019 Movies on the Roof

Movies on the Roof is a private movie festival run by Laura Lanford and Thomas Rammer. We screen classic American cinema Tuesday evenings during summer on a rooftop in Printer's Row.

The Final Season - Week 1: The Princess Bride

Hello Moviegoers,

Welcome to our 10th and final season of Movies on the Roof! We hope to see all of you over the summer, starting this Tuesday, July 9th, with Rob Reiner's beloved classic The Princess Bride.

This has been one of the most requested movies over the last decade, and it now has the place of honor as our opening movie.  Based on the novel of the same name by William Goldman, it retains the subversive framing of the novel while unironically providing all the fairy tale themes we could want to warm our hearts and start this season off right.

There are different ways to be an American Classic. The Princess Bride's approach is on two levels: one is the self-aware 'meta-story' approach adopted from the novel and the other is the magical casting of so many people whose sincere enjoyment of working together on this movie makes everyone who watches it feel the love. 

We're really looking forward to sharing this with you!  Hope to see you Tuesday!

MotR 2019