The Black Knight Always Triumphs!

Monty%20Python%20and%20the%20Holy%20Grail%20%281975%29.jpgThere’s a couple of unusual movie showings in the next two days that I thought I’d share with you all. First of all, there is a screening of Labyrinth tomorrow at the Goldwyn theater in Beverly Hills. Official event info is here, but it’s at 8949 Wilshire, at 8pm, and tickets have been on pre-sale for some time. This is one of the classic Jim Henson movies that I somehow missed seeing both as a child and as an adult, and hey, anything with David Bowie in 80s hair can’t be too bad, right?

The second movie, however, is the one that made me squeal. It’s MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL in an ALL NEW 35MM print, showing for a whole week at the NuArt! There’s even twenty-four whole seconds of added footage. Holy Grail is, of course, one of my favorite movies, and something I quote even less consciously than I do the Simpsons. And the last time I saw it in a theater, it was over three years ago, back at my alma mater, when the University of British Columbia Film Society threw a beer garden around it. The movie runs at 5:10, 7:30 and 9:50 every night for a week, starting Friday. More info is at the NuArt Wilshire site. I’m really hoping that it’s the sort of Rocky Horror-esque movie showing where everyone yells along with the catchphrases, or else I’m going to have to restrain myself from singing along with Camelot.

Oh, and for those of you who are just that wacky, the midnight movie at the NuArt this week is Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. Really, they should offer that as a double bill option.

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