I spent last evening at the movies, watching one of my favorite films on the big screen. A local historic theater hosted a screening of The Princess Bride for free and I just had to go. It is, after all, one of the most quotable movies of all time!

If you aren’t familiar, or if the line “as you wish” doesn’t ring any bells, please stop reading and immediately go watch the movie. Then come back and we’ll chat about how fabulous it is!

The Markay was on the brink of loss several years ago but an amazing group of people with the Southern Hills Arts Council rallied to bring it back to its present glorious state. The project was enormous. It was costly. It took years because they paid cash for the whole thing through donations, fundraisers and grants.

The thought of all they accomplished by rolling up their sleeves and diving in makes my heart swell with pride and hope for other historic structures that are in trouble.

I’ll tell you more of their story someday but, for now, here’s a couple of pictures from my fun evening there.

4 thoughts on “Inconceivable!

  1. I’ve had soooooooooooooooo many people tell me I must see The Princess Bride. Why????? Anything to do with Princesses or Brides sounds awful to me (well, except I do watch Victoria on PBS and love it) and if it’s a comedy I’m very picky about styles of comedy. Why does everyone want me to watch this movie????? LOL

    Glad your gorgeous theater could be saved!

  2. ”Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die” – I’ve always loved that film (and I’m left handed) and I bet it was awesome to see it on the big screen!
    The cinema looks great – well done to all involved for saving it.

    • Lol. Oh my gosh, Stuart, if you ever have a chance to see it on the big screen you have to go. It was so much fun!

      And yes, they did an amazing job with the space. I’ll write about it another day and show some before and after photos. They started with a mess.

      Have fun stormin’ da castle!!!

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