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Actor: Graham Chapman

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

The Rio Theatre has the cure for what ails you on Saturday, January 1. We are kicking off a fresh and shiny, brand-spankin’ new 2022 with our annual Holiday Hangover Marathon Movie Day, a tradition that (this year) will feature MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, WALK HARD: THE DEWEY COX STORY, THE BIG LEBOWSKI (every year, dude!), and PULP FICTION.

You can see one, or roll with us all darn day for one sweeeet price. (Yes, you read that right, Ringo.)

As high-larious today as it was upon its release in 1975, this is Monty Python‘s comedic send-up of the grim circumstances of the Middle Ages – as told through the story of King Arthur and framed by a modern-day murder investigation. When the mythical king of the Britons leads his knights on a quest for the Holy Grail, they face a wide array of horrors, including a persistent Black Knight, a three-headed giant, a cadre of shrubbery-challenged knights, the perilous Castle Anthrax, a killer rabbit, a house of virgins, and a handful of rude Frenchmen. With Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Connie Booth.

“A cult classic as gut-bustingly hilarious as it is blithely ridiculous, MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL has lost none of its exceedingly silly charm.” (Rotten Tomatoes)

“So unnecessarily gorgeous, there are moments where it feels like Tarkovsky with drag and farting.” (Time Out Magazine)

“The Python team’s surreal take on the legend of Camelot bursts with inspired lunacy.” (Total Film)

Saturday, January 1
Doors 1:30 pm | Movie 2:00 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.

Individual Movie Tickets $13 advance HERE | $13 at the door
Movie Marathon Day Pass $25 advance HERE | $30 at the door *Limited number available

Starting December 22, 2021 all events at the Rio Theatre are operating at 50% capacity. Advance tickets are recommended for all shows to ensure entry and seating. Online sales for every screening automatically end one hour before any given showtime.

*Minors permitted in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
*Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK for any single film screening only. Please redeem at the box office.
*If you are looking to redeem your tickets to either a canceled Rio Theatre screening or a Rio Theatre gift certificate, please email <[email protected]> with info including your name, canceled receipt number, gift certificate info, what you are wanting to see and when, and we can make the switch for you in advance. Alternately, you can bring this information with you to the venue, and we will do our best to help you at the box office.

In accordance with the Province of British Columbia’s current PHO from the Ministry of Health, all eligible patrons must present their proof of vaccine status for entry. No exceptions.

MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL (Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones, 1975 / 91 mins / PG) King Arthur, accompanied by his squire, recruits his Knights of the Round Table, including Sir Bedevere the Wise, Sir Lancelot the Brave, Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir-Lancelot and Sir Galahad the Pure. On the way, Arthur battles the Black Knight who, despite having had all his limbs chopped off, insists he can still fight. They reach Camelot, but Arthur decides not to enter, as “it is a silly place”.

Monty Python’s Life of Brian

Monty Python’s Life of Brian

Worship at the high, holy altar of comedy and look on the bright side of life with an Easter Sunday screening of Monty Python’s LIFE OF BRIAN. Set in 33 A.D. Judea where the exasperated Romans try to impose order, it is a time of chaos and change with no shortage of messiahs and followers… Continue Reading