The Princess Bride – Films on the Great Lawn

Past Event

Sunnylands' free outdoor movie series, Films on the Great Lawn, is presented on three Fridays in May. No reservations are required.

The Princess Bride, a PG-rated fairy tale adventure directed by Rob Reiner, and starring Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, and Mandy Patinkin, among many others has become a true classic. In a review from 1987, the year the film was released, Roger Ebert wrote, "The Princess Bride reveals itself as a sly parody of sword and sorcery movies, a film that somehow manages to exist on two levels at once: While younger viewers will sit spellbound at the thrilling events on the screen, adults, I think, will be laughing a lot."

The Princess Bride will be screened on Friday, May 4. Running time: 98 minutes
See the official trailer here.

Film-goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and small picnic items for the outdoor screening. Large coolers, alcohol, smoking, and pets are not permitted. Please see information about Sunnylands policies regarding pets and picnics. With limited parking, carpooling is strongly advised.

The movie will be introduced by a representative of the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Times for all films are:

Gate opens: 7:30 pm
Film begins: 8:00 pm

  • Friday, May 4: Princess Bride
  • Friday, May 11: Labyrinth
  • Friday, May 18: The Neverending Story

Sunnylands Center & Gardens
37977 Bob Hope Drive,
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

For more information please contact the education department at 760-202-2234 or email