A promotional shot of Anne Hathaway in sunglasses in The Princess Diaries (2001)
A promotional shot of Anne Hathaway in sunglasses in The Princess Diaries (2001)
The Princess Diaries (2001)

ACMI presents

The Princess Diaries

Gary Marshall | United States | 2001 | G

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Sun 14 Feb 2021


Join us for a Valentine's Day watch party on Twitter as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of this much loved, coming of age rom-com.

You know, most kids hope for a car for their 16th birthday, not a country!


Life suddenly becomes complicated for awkward teenager Mia (Anne Hathaway) when discovers she is a princess and heir to the throne of a small European country.

Featuring Julie Andrews, Mandy Moore and Sandra Oh in supporting roles, The Princess Diaries' combination of humour, romance and teen angst has cemented Gary Marshall's 2001 film as a classic for all audiences.

So, whether you're on your first date, hanging out with your best friend or reminiscing about high school crushes, join pop-culture aficionado Maria Lewis for this special watch party, where Maria will share behind the scenes info, cast & crew quotes and favourite moments of the film.

Follow along via Twitter on #ACMIwatches.

Format: Digital
Language: English
Runtime: 111 mins

Event duration

96 mins



Where & How

Follow the hashtag #ACMIwatches to join Maria Lewis (@moviemazz) and ACMI (@ACMI) on Twitter on Sun 14 Feb at 6.45pm AEDT.

Find out where to buy or rent The Princess Diaries on JustWatch. Press play at 7pm AEDT.

"Goodbye trolley people!"

Celebrating 20 Years of The Princess Diaries

Disney live-action properties were all but dead at the start of the new millennium until a teenage princess in Doc Martens became a box-office hit. Maria Lewis spoke to Heather Matarazzo (who played Lilly Moscovitz) about working on The Princess Diaries.

Anne Hathaway, Heather Matarazzo and Robert Schwazmann in the Princess Diaries

About the host

Maria Lewis

Maria Lewis is the best-selling author of several globally published novels, including the Aurealis Award-winning The Witch Who Courted Death. A screenwriter working in film and television, she has been a journalist for over 16 years with her writing on film and pop culture appearing in publications such as The Guardian, New York Post, Empire Magazine, Sydney Morning Herald, Penthouse, Junkee, The Daily and Sunday Telegraph among others. She is an Assistant Film Curator at ACMI.

Maria Lewis - host of ACMI Watch Party

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