The summer Movies in the Amphitheatre series continues Tuesday, July 20 with “The Princess Bride” (1987, PG, 98 minutes). The free screening will begin at dusk, about 8:15 p.m., in the Camden Amphitheatre, Atlantic Avenue.

The series began with a successful showing (in the fog) of Hitchcock’s “The Trouble with Harry.” There were about a hundred film buffs in the amphitheater July 13 for the show.

“The Princess Bride” is based on a 1973 novel by William Goldman that combines comedy, adventure, romance and fantasy. The story is presented in the movie as a book being read by a grandfather (Peter Falk) to his sick grandson (Fred Savage), thus effectively preserving the novel’s narrative style; the boy sits in bed listening, framed and occasionally interrupted by scenes of the reading. It is rated one of the top romantic movies of all time.

Moviegoers should bring lawn chairs or a blanket for seating. If the weather is rainy, the film will be shown indoors, in the library’s Picker Room.

Next up in the series will be cult classic “King of Hearts” (1966) on July 27, followed by “Babe, The Gallant Pig” Aug. 3; “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” Aug. 10; and “The Absent-Minded Professor Aug. 17.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to