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'The Princess Bride,' pub-powered

Actors Robin Wright and Cary Elwes in a

Actors Robin Wright and Cary Elwes in a scene from the 1987 film "The Princess Bride." The movie will be shown at the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts in Bay Shore on Wednesday, Feb. 26 in an event hosted by neighboring pub The Cortland. Credit: Handout

On the chance you have never watched the 1987 film "The Princess Bride" and aren't sure if it’s your cup of tea, a trip around the World Wide Web should reveal several ringing endorsements.

Just type the title into any search engine, and you'll find it’s an extremely well-reviewed motion picture that receives not just the adulation of critics, but ongoing expressions of affection from Americans who adore the swashbuckling movie’s wit, action and romantic moments. But of course, the best way to discover – or rediscover – such a classic is to see it on a big screen, and on Wednesday the public can do just that at the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts in Bay Shore (37 W. Main St., 631-969-1101).

Playing at 7:30 p.m., tickets are available for $8 at the venue’s box office or online at, but keep in mind this is a showing for adults only, as it will be presented by the tavern next door, The Cortland (27 W. Main St., Bay Shore, 631-206-2220).

Known as one of LI’s most unique pubs, The Cortland throws all sorts of bashes on its own turf, but for this event it’s utilizing the Boulton cinema space to screen the flick. However, the bar’s presence will not be just in spirit, as ticketholders can purchase craft beer by the Great South Bay Brewery to enjoy during the event (including the GSB’s “Hopsy Dazy” India pale ale).

For more information, check out the Boulton Center’s website or The Cortland at and


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