Monty Python and the Holy Grail at the Arlington Drafthouse Wed March 20 7:30PM

The cult comedy from Monty Python that parodies the legend of King Arthur's quest to find the Holy Grail. It's only a flesh wound!... Before you kick the bucket - you must see this comedy. If you have already seen it - you must see it again... with us!

About the Movie:
(PG) (92 min) From its opening multi-language titles (that sure looks like Swedish) to the closing arrest of the entire Dark Ages cast by modern-day bobbies, Monty Python and the Holy Grail helped to define "irreverence" and became an instant cult classic. This time the Pythonites savage the legend of King Arthur, juxtaposing some excellently selected exterior locations with an unending stream of anachronistic one-liners, non sequiturs, and slapstick set pieces. The Knights of the Round Table set off in search of the Holy Grail on foot, as their lackeys make clippety-clop sounds with coconut shells. A plague-ridden community, ringing with the cry of "bring out your dead," offers its hale and hearty citizens to the body piles. A wedding of convenience is attacked by Arthur's minions while the pasty-faced groom continually attempts to burst into song. The good guys are nearly thwarted by the dreaded, tree-shaped "Knights Who Say Ni!" A feisty enemy warrior, bloodily shorn of his arms and legs in the thick of battle, threatens to bite off his opponent's kneecap. A French military officer shouts such taunts as "I fart in your general direction" and "I wave my private parts at your aunties." Rabbits are a particular obsession of the writers this time around, ranging from the huge Trojan Rabbit to the "killer bunny" that decapitates one of the knights. Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin collaborated on the script and assumed most of the onscreen roles, while Gilliam and Jones served as co-directors.

Just RSVP and you and your guest (if you opted to bring one) get in for free and will have your name on the VIP list.

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  • Alexandra

    Really liked seeing that again. When will there be anothet event? I can't imagine we've completed that bucket list yet...

    April 6, 2013

  • Marc

    Never been the to the Drafthouse before but will definitely be going back. I've always wanted a local place like that and thrilled it's in my backyard. This was a fantastic event, thank you for hosting it. I look forward to many, many, many more.

    Looking over the previous events, I see several options for future showings still available, including but not limited to (in no particular order):

    - Blues Brothers (original)
    - Revenge of the Nerds (original)
    - Caddyshack (original)
    - Spaceballs
    - Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure
    - The Big Lebowski
    - Stripes
    - Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
    - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    - Weird Science
    - Beetlejuice
    - Clue

    March 22, 2013

    • Marc

      March 22, 2013

    • Chris D.

      They actually do a Lebowskifest, or at least they did last year. If anyone is compiling please don't forget the classic "Dude, Where's My Car?" I know it isn't REALLY a classic but they have people dressed in bubble wrap!!!!! ;-)

      March 26, 2013

  • scott m.

    Chris Damning, your reply made me laugh. Good job old chap.

    March 22, 2013

  • scott m.

    When one of the owners of the Draft House comes down and talks about the movie prior to it's showing, it makes the experience that much more enjoyable. It was funny when that lady held up her own little killer rabbit hand puppet. Good times.

    March 22, 2013

  • Lisa M.

    First time I've seen the movie on a big screen. The crowd was great.

    March 21, 2013

  • Steve M

    If anyone returns there for another show, I highly recommend the bbq salmon dinner.....ahhhhh it was soooo tasty!

    March 21, 2013

  • Susan

    Seeing it on the big screen and in the company of so many happy people was great. Kudos and thanks to our hosts for providing this meetup, the movie, and the fun bit of movie trivia at the start. Looking forward to the next event.

    March 21, 2013

  • Michael

    Exquisite!

    March 21, 2013

  • Charles

    Always funny, no matter how many times I've seen it. A lot of the movie goes over people's heads as it's based on the Legend of King Arthur, which you have to be familiar with.

    March 20, 2013

    • Chris D.

      you mean that this movie is based on a true story???? i thought it was just guys with coconuts making silly jokes!!! i'm going to have to read up on this arthur fellow... seems like a very wise and courageous sovereign even though his authority comes from an aquatic tart!

      1 · March 21, 2013

  • Greg L.

    Amazing movie, an absolute classic!

    March 20, 2013

  • Jenne World T.

    My pleasure to watch this movie for the 1st time with the group.

    1 · March 20, 2013

  • Jeanne F.

    Great pre film talk. Great evening!

    1 · March 20, 2013

  • sihanat

    dang its ends sooo soon..it kinds of built up to nothing leaving you wish there was a part 2

    March 20, 2013

  • Elizabeth

    Wikipedia was funny!

    March 20, 2013

  • Steve M

    HOLY GRAIL! The place is packed and I don't know anyone from this group yet the seat are filling fast...lol

    March 20, 2013

  • Seth K.

    Hey everyone, this day has been absolutely brutal. I have really been looking forward to this, but I'm just not going to make it through. I still have to go home and do it a ton of work. I very much look forward to meeting all of you at another event. Sorry :(

    March 20, 2013

  • Peter E.

    Is it free if you are a part of the meetup group?

    March 20, 2013

  • Bruce E.

    Unfortunately, I have to change my plans and won't be able to attend. Too bad, as I'm a big MP fan! I'll try to make it next time.

    March 20, 2013

  • Natalie P.

    bummed! life got in the way.

    March 20, 2013

  • Karen V.

    Do you have to be a member of this Meetup group to attend (or bring people to) this event? My daughter would like to bring a friend but that would make us 4. Can we just buy a ticket at the door or is the event closed to non-meetup members?
    Thanks

    March 14, 2013

    • Michael

      Or sign her up as a single person + a guest. 2 parties of 2...

      March 19, 2013

    • Ewanna W.

      you can buy tickets online..I have done that

      March 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Changing RSVP as my co-worker's husband passed away yesterday; will be taking food over tomorrow. Look forward to meeting up with you all soon.

    March 19, 2013

    • Michael

      Sas when we lose one...

      1 · March 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you, Michael, yes it is. Has been a rough week.

      March 19, 2013

  • Michael

    Are we on the list by first names only??

    March 19, 2013

  • rebecca

    Darn.

    March 19, 2013

  • Jeanne F.

    This is fantastic idea!

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    One of my all time favorites

    March 15, 2013

  • Eleanor

    This was probably the first DVD I ever bought. It's been to 4 countries with me. Love this movie!

    March 13, 2013

  • Steve M

    If I'm able to get there in time after work...and find a seat, I'll see you all there!

    March 13, 2013

  • Katherine M.

    Love this movie!

    February 21, 2013

  • David

    Can't wait to see this! I'll be going coconut shopping prior to my arrival.

    1 · February 20, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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