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Athena Cinema to screen Monty Python and the Holy Grail Parents Weekend


Get ready to say meet the knights who say "Ni" and prepare to debate if a regular or African swallow can actually carry a coconut during the special screening of the cult-classic film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" at the Athena Cinema during Fall Parents Weekend.

"We think this will be the perfect event for Parents Weekend because Monty Python is loved by all ages and will be enjoyed by students, parents and siblings alike," said Athena Cinema Managing Director Alexandra Kamody.

In this 1975 British movie, we find King Arthur and his knights embarking on a low-budget search for the elusive Holy Grail. Along the way, King Arthur and his knights encounter several strange characters and many silly obstacles during their quest. By the end of this movie viewers know the correct way to use coconuts to simulate a trotting horse, how not to break into a French castle and if the quest for the Grail was indeed successful.

"This is one of those rare films that keeps finding new audiences, year after year," said Athena Cinema Executive Director Chris Iacofano.

See "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" as it has never been seen it before. This version is fully remastered in high definition with 10 minutes of never-before-seen lost animations and commentary by writer Terry Gilliam.

A limited number of free coconut props from the movie will be given to patrons attending the screenings throughout the weekend. There will also be a drawing for a free "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" poster.

"Monty Python and the Holy Grail" is rated PG. Show times are: Thursday, Sept. 20 at midnight; Friday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 22 at 3 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 23 at 3 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for matinee times and $6.50 for evening shows. Tickets may be purchased at the Athena Cinema located at 20 South Court St. in Athens during regular business hours.

For more information about the Athena Cinema visit www.facebook.com/AthenaCinema or contact Managing Director Alexandra Kamody at 740-591-3679 or kamodya@ohio.edu.