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There’s still a chance to go back in time at the Hippodrome State Theatre’s Time Warp 80s/90s Night film series showing of “The Princess Bride.”

The first showing, being held tonight, officially sold out about two and a half weeks after tickets went on sale. The quick selling out of the first showing prompted a second one as requested by responses on the Facebook event page, said Alisha Kinman, director of cinema and development at the Hippodrome.

The event is a night of dressing up, eating themed food and drinks and participating in the viewing of the film, held at the Hippodrome, 25 SE Second Place. The film was chosen for the time warp film series through a combination of community outreach and staff, Kinman said.

Allison Alsup, development and cinema associate at the Hippodrome, said she expects the film’s popular phrases will engage the audience to shout them out at the screen with the actors. She said the throwback film series allows those who grew up in the ‘80s and ‘90s to feel nostalgia.

“You get to see how your perspective on it has changed,” she said. 

Dressing up for the film showing is encouraged, and all of the staff will be dressed up as well, Kinman said.

Andrea Erickson, a 22-year-old UF applied physiology and kinesiology senior who will be attending the first showing, plans to buy tiaras with her friend and “dress up just to be silly.”

“It’s going to be fun seeing the film on the big screen,” she said. “I haven’t seen the movie in forever.”

Both showings for tonight and Saturday will begin at 10 p.m., and doors open at 9:30. Tickets for the second showing are being sold now for $12.

“You’re not just coming to see a film, you’re coming to see an event,” Kinman said. “We’re trying to make it as exciting as we possibly can.”

[A version of this story ran on page 10 on 4/2/2015 under the headline “Sold-out showing of ‘The Princess Bride’ prompts 2nd show”]

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