Forget busting out your best silly walk. Don’t bother racing a double decker bus, either. It’s time for Monty Python fans to grab some coconuts and hit the road, because later this year they’ll be heading out on a famous quest. Again. The legendary sketch comedy group’s beloved 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail is returning to movie theaters. It’s coming back to the big screen for two days to celebrate the exact kind of absurd occasion you’d expect them to commemorate: the movie’s 48th-and-a-half anniversary.
Iconic Events has announced with a new trailer that it wants us to bring out our dead this year. Monty Python and the Holy Grail will screen in more than 500 movie theaters in the U.S. on Sunday, December 3. Those who miss out on this unique holiday treat that day can still catch encore screenings on Wednesday, December 6.
Moviegoers will also get to choose from one of two versions of the movie. The first is a normal, standard cut of the film from members Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin. Those Monty Python theater screenings will be the best option for people who have never seen the film. We also recommend it to anyone who simply wants a normal theatrical experience.
The other version of Monty Python and the Holy Grail that will hit movie theaters is for everyone else, especially the most die-hard Monty Python fans. Iconic Events is also hosting a special, all-new “quote-along” cut. It will encourage audiences to “enjoy an interactive and uproarious cinematic experience in a way that only Monty Python can delivery.”
So, you know, it’ll be like watching the movie with your friend who quotes Holy Grail every day of his life already. Except there will be hundreds of people just like him.
That’s more than fine with us. Well, so long as engaged fans are all we have to deal with. Hopefully, theaters don’t sell Monty Python tickets to any Killer Rabbits or snooty French soldiers.