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Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

  • Directed by Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam
  • Starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
  • UK | 87mins | 1975 | rated (12A)

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins

Film run time: 1h 27min


God be praised! For the first time since… well, the last time it was shown in this building, we present the greatest medieval tale since Geoffrey Chaucer first thought “you know, I’ve got a brilliant idea for a story”. How better to celebrate the life of the late Terry Jones than with the Pythons’ unforgettable take on the Arthurian legend – as hilarious, bizarre and incredibly silly now as it was 45 years ago.

England, 932 A.D.: a land of shrubbery arrangers, enchanters called Tim, and anarcho-syndicalist peasants. In these dark times, Arthur, King of the Britons (accompanied by the Knights of the Round Table), is charged by a rather grumpy God to find the sacred Holy Grail. Can the brave knights take on foul beasts, overcome perilous challenges and endure endless taunting by Frenchmen to find the treasure they seek (before the budget runs out)?

Whether you’re new to the Pythons or know their work better than your own ability to breathe, who could resist the chance to see the film that “makes Ben Hur look like an Epic” on the big screen once more?