If you’re in the Atlanta area, you’re in for a huge treat. Terry Jones will be presenting a 40th anniversary screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail at the historic Fox Theatre the evening of September 8th. The announcement was just made a few hours ago and sales are extraordinarily brisk, but it’s a big place, and if you act quickly, you may even be able to score a VIP Package, which includes a Meet and Greet with Terry!
This may be the first public appearance by a Python in Atlanta in front of an audience. Terry Gilliam appeared at Dragon Con last year and I think was there in connection with a production of Spamalot, but as far as appearing in a theatrical venue–well, this is a first.
Unfortunately, you’ll also have to put up with me on stage with Terry, answering questions and–well, there are going to be some surprises, and you’ll just have to be there to see for yourself. The press release just went out, so I’ll reproduce it below, and hope to see you there!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FOX THEATRE ANNOUNCES SPECIAL 40TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING OF
MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL
Film Followed by Q&A with Python Terry Jones in His First Atlanta Appearance
ATLANTA, GA (August 19, 2015) – On Tuesday, September 8 at 7:30 p.m., the Fox Theatre presents a celebration to mark the 40th Anniversary of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” with a special screening of the film followed by a Q&A with cast member Terry Jones.
Regular tickets to the cult classic are $10, $15, and $20 (plus applicable fees) and are on sale now at http://www.FoxTheatre.org, by calling 855-285-8499, or at the Fox Theatre Ticket Office.
A limited number of $75 (plus applicable fee) VIP tickets will include premium seating for the screening and Q&A as well as an opportunity for a photo and autograph with Terry Jones.
Python Terry Jones will be making his first-ever appearance in Atlanta. In addition to co-writing and co-directing the film, Terry is featured as Sir Bedevere and assorted other silly roles.
Terry also directed “Monty Python’s Life of Brian” and “Monty Python’s Meaning of Life” as well as “’Personal Services,” “Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride,” and “Erik the Viking.” His newest film, “Absolutely Anything,” featuring Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, and the voice of Robin Williams, premiered in London last month.
Terry is also the author of several children’s books including the acclaimed “Fairy Tales” and “The Knight and the Squire.” His books on medieval history include “Chaucer’s Knight” and “Who Murdered Chaucer?” The multi-talented Oxford graduate has also presented a series of history-based documentaries, including “Terry Jones’ Medieval Lives” and “Terry Jones’ Barbarians.”
Terry will be accompanied by Kim “Howard” Johnson, author of “The First 200 Years of Monty Python” and longtime associate of the group, as he answers questions from the audience and promises lots of surprises.
Atlanta-based Museum Replicas will also present a display of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” costumes at the Fox Theatre that evening.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is also celebrating the 40th anniversary of the 20th Century’s most brilliant and outrageous comedy troupe with the “MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL: 40th ANNIVERSARY EDITION” available as a limited edition gift set (featuring interactive castle packaging, complete with real catapult action & rubber farm animals) and in standalone Blu-ray packaging.
About the Fox Theatre
The Fox Theatre is one of Atlanta’s premiere venues for live entertainment and declared a Top Stop of the Decade by Venues Today Magazine and the #1 non-residency venue worldwide for the decade by Billboard Magazine. In April 2013, Rolling Stone Magazine announced that the Fox Theatre was one of “The Best Big Rooms in America” as part of their “Venues That Rock” series. In addition, The Fox Theatre was nominated for Theatre of the Year by Billboard and Pollstar Magazines, and awarded the Outstanding Historic Theatre of the Year award in 2011 by the League of Historic American Theatres. For the past decade, The Fox Theatre has been consistently ranked in the top three non-residency theatres in North America for gross ticket sales by industry trade magazines, Pollstar, Billboard and Venues Today. The Fox Theatre has the #1 social media presence for any theatre or performing arts center in North America, for any venue between 2,000 and 5,000 seats, and for any Georgia venue according to the Social Media Power 100 compiled by Venues Today Magazine. The Fox’s 4,678 seat theatre hosts 250 performances a year. An impressive range of events from rock concerts to Broadway, ballets, comedy and movies continue to attract more than 500,000 visitors per year. In addition, The Fox is host to wedding receptions, trade shows, corporate meetings and association functions in its fabulous ballrooms, lounge and outdoor terrace. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization, the Fox Theatre stands today as a fiercely protected landmark and a nationally acclaimed theater and is celebrating its 86th year. The Fox Theatre proudly acknowledges our partners for their generous support: Delta, Coca-Cola, Lexus, Georgia Natural Gas, Regions, Atlanta Beverage- Budweiser, Grady Health Systems, and The Georgian Terrace Hotel. Tickets for all events are available at The Fox Theatre Ticket Office, online at http://www.FoxTheatre.org , and at all Metro Atlanta Whole Foods Markets, or toll free at 855-285-8499. For group sales information contact The Fox Theatre at (404) 881-2000, or visit The Fox Theatre website at http://www.foxtheatre.org .
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I mentioned recently that Python fans would have an opportunity this fall to see at least four of them in front of an audience. Michael Palin will be touring in England in September and October, John Cleese and Eric Idle will be performing in the Florida-Georgia-Virginia area in October, and Terry Jones will be making a rare U.S. appearance at Dragon Con in Atlanta September 5-7.