AS YOU WISH: ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE’S ACTION PACK HOSTS THE PRINCESS BRIDE WITH STAR CARY ELWES!
LIVE EVENT IN AUSTIN STREAMED TO ALAMO LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE.
PLUS THE DEBUT OF NEW ACTION PACK COLLECTIBLE LINE.
Austin, TX — The Alamo Drafthouse and its Action Pack programming / events division are excited to announce they’re joining forces with Simon & Schuster in a national celebration of THE PRINCESS BRIDE centered on the release of Cary Elwes’ new memoir, AS YOU WISH: Inconceivable Tales From the Making of The Princess Bride (Touchstone Hardcover; October 14, 2014).
On October 20th, The Action Pack will host a Quote-Along screening of the film in the beautiful Dell Hall theater at the Long Center in Austin, TX. Mr. Elwes will appear live in person to talk about the new book and participate in an extended conversation and Q&A with Action Pack founder Henri Mazza and J.J. Castillo, host of Rooster Teeth’s film and TV podcast Screen Play.
“Mr. Elwes is, of course, a celebrated English actor who starred in Saw, Glory, Days of Thunder, Twister, and Robin Hood: Men in Tights, among many other acclaimed performances. He has now written a charming book based on his time spent making one of the most beloved films of our generation, and it’s an incredible honor to be able to share a stage with him and be a part of sharing that story with the world,” says Mazza.
“Writing AS YOU WISH has been such a wonderful journey back-in-time to the making of the Princess Bride. I am incredibly excited to get to share all these stories with fans,” says Cary Elwes.
This one night-only live event will be live streamed to Alamo Drafthouse cinemas across the country where, in addition to participating in their own quote-along screenings of the film, audiences will be treated to the same introduction and Q&A event while its happening live in Austin.
Audiences at Alamo Drafthouse cinemas will also be given an exclusive Twitter hashtag to be used for sending their own questions to ask during the Q&A, plus they’ll have a chance to receive a limited edition signed PRINCESS BRIDE poster designed by artist Shepard Fairey.
Tickets for the events at the Long Center and those Alamo Drafthouse locations will all include an autographed copy of Mr. Elwes’ book as well as a special pint glass. The limited edition collectible glass features a wraparound illustration by Eric Manche depicting the iconic scene from the film when Buttercup throws herself down the hill after realizing that the Dread Pirate Roberts is really her beloved Westley because he cries out “Assss youuuu wiissshhh!” while rolling down the hill.
“I’m so excited to finally bring this new line of pint glasses into the world,” says Mazza. “Growing up in the ’80s we used to collect the STAR WARS and PEANUTS glasses when the fast food restaurants would sell a new glass every week. This line is designed with that level of quality and nostalgia in mind, and Eric Manche knocked that look out of the park with this first glass.”
After the Oct 20th screening, the pint glass will be available for pre-orders to fans across the country via the Action Pack’s new website, www.ActionPackEntertainment.com (still under construction at the time of this writing). This will be the first glass in a new line of licensed Action Pack glassware that will include three more PRINCESS BRIDE releases debuting in 2015 and 2016, as well as glasses celebrating upcoming new release movies such as Universal’s JURASSIC WORLD, MINIONS and TED 2. All will be sold exclusively at Alamo Drafthouse theaters in 2015.
For ticket links to all markets and events, visit actionpackentertainment.com.
Oct 20, 2014
Location: Live at Dell Hall Theater, Austin TX + Live Stream Event at participating Alamo Drafthouse locations nationwide
Time: 8pm Central Time