Classic Films Coming to Ridgefield Playhouse Beginning Sept. 20 with "E.T."

This fall, classic films return to the Ridgefield Playhouse's big screen. First up is "E.T. – The Extra-Terrestrial" on Sept. 20 followed by "Wall Street" on Sept, 27 and "The Princess Bride" on Oct. 18.

The Ridgefield Playhouse will present a 35th anniversary screening of "E.T." on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 2 and 7 p,m. Captivating audiences of all ages, this timeless story follows the unforgettable journey of a lost alien and the 10-year-old boy he befriends. Steven Spielberg's "E.T." is "one of the great American films" (Leonard Maltin) that forever belongs in the hearts and minds of audiences everywhere.

A 30th anniversary screening of "Wall Street" will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. Michael Douglas won an Oscar and Golden Globe award for his portrayal of Gordon Gekko, the antihero of Oliver Stone’s "Wall Street." Gekko, a high-rolling corporate raider, is idolized by young-and-hungry broker Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen). Fox is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through Gekko, the ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes him under his wing. 

Also coming up at the Playhouse is "The Princess Bride" on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. When the beautiful maiden Buttercup (Robin Wright) hears that her true love Westley (Cary Elwes) is dead, she reluctantly agrees to marry the loathsome Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon). After Westley returns to rescue Buttercup, the two begin an epic adventure filled with fencing, fighting, giants, monsters, miracles, true love, and hilarity.

All films include bonus content and special introductions by TCM hosts.

The Ridgefield Playhouse is located at 80 East Ridge Avenue, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, Conn.

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