Scene in Edmonds: Princess Bride fans enjoy ECA ‘quote-along’

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Cooper Beyer protects his sister Lucy from a vicious ROUS (rodent of unusual size), which fans of the movie will recognize as a denizen of the Fire Swamp. In town from Yakima to celebrate the holidays with family, Cooper and Lucy are huge Princess Bride fans. "We own the film!" Cooper exclaimed.
Cooper Beyer protects his sister Lucy from a vicious ROUS (rodent of unusual size), which fans of the movie will recognize as a denizen of the Fire Swamp. In town from Yakima to celebrate the holidays with family, Cooper and Lucy are huge Princess Bride fans. “We own the film!” Cooper exclaimed. (Photos by Larry Vogel)

The Edmonds community was treated to a special Saturday noon screening of Rob Reiner’s 1987 classic fantasy/comedy/adventure, “The Princess Bride,” at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, the perfect lead-in to Saturday evening’s tree-lighting festivities.

All customers were issued inflatable swords and instructed to wield them at critical places in the on-screen action. Billed as a “quote-along,” the showing included on-screen subtitles of favorite lines from the film, prompting many in the audience to read along at the top of their lungs.

Since its release when it enjoyed only moderate box office success, “The Princess Bride” has gained a worldwide following, with many characters and dialog snippets becoming an indelible part of our culture.

Emily Munson first saw the film when she was 10 years old. She was so scared by the ROUS's (rodents of unusual size) that according to her mom Monica Wellman "she couldn't sleep for a month." Today she returned for the first time since that fatal day, and while her initial reaction to the ROUS was shock, they eventually made friends. "They seemed so much bigger then," she laughed.
Emily Munson first saw the film when she was 10 years old. She was so scared by the ROUS’s (rodents of unusual size) that according to her mom Monica Wellman “she couldn’t sleep for a month.” Today she returned for the first time since that fatal day, and while her initial reaction to the ROUS was shock, they eventually made friends. “They seemed so much bigger then,” she laughed.
The swashbuckling was not limited to the screen. As the film let out, several audience members took advantage of the sunshine to spill out onto the ECA lawn and brush up on their fencing moves.
The swashbuckling was not limited to the screen. As the film let out, several audience members took advantage of the sunshine to spill out onto the ECA lawn and brush up on their fencing moves.

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