‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ Returns to Celebrate an Unusual Anniversary
Are you that annoying friend who still quotes Monty Python and the Holy Grail non-stop? If so, you’re in luck! Just to clarify, I don’t find you annoying because the movie is still hilarious. If you missed out on the chance to see it when it came out in theaters in 1975, get ready to grab some popcorn and belly laugh because it is coming back to 500 movie theaters around the country in honor of the film’s 48 ½ anniversary, because of course, they would celebrate a ridiculously random anniversary.
Iconic Events Releasing and Mercury Studios announced that Monty Python and the Holy Grail will be showing in select theaters on December 3 and December 6, with some theaters offering a fun “Quote-A-Long” version, where audiences are encouraged to recite the lines along with the film. Perfect for those who can’t help but recite their favorite lines while watching movies.
The film was written and performed by the iconic Monty Python comedy group, comprised of Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin. The film was created during the break between the third and fourth series of the BBC Television series Monty Python’s Flying Circus.
The British comedy parodies the legend of King Arthur’s quest for the Holy Grail and has since become a fan-favorite for lovers of silly comedies. In a world where some British comedies don’t always translate well to U.S. audiences, this one proved it could be funny in any country and is still a beloved classic. It even spawned the Tony Award-winning musical Spamalot thirty years later. The group made several other feature films including Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979) and Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life (1983) before disbanding. However, fans were delighted when the surviving members of the group reunited for several stage shows in 2014.
In lieu of the anniversary, Spamalot is also returning to Broadway on November 16. Click here to find tickets near you for both the regular theatrical release and the Quote-A-Long version.