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All tickets sold out: Crowds fill American theaters

John Cleese in the movie "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"
John Cleese in the movie "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"
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1:44 PM EST, December 8, 2023

The unique sense of humor that accompanies the team of iconic British comedians is still admired. On the occasion of the 48 ½ anniversary of the debut of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," the famous 1975 comedy made a return to American cinema screens.

The film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" for many years has held top spots in several rankings of the most iconic British films and best comedies. In a poll by "Entertainment Weekly" magazine, the compilers of the ranking wrote: "Excluding 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' would be harder than chopping down the largest tree in the forest with a herring. It's one of the funniest and most frequently quoted comedies globally, a cultural phenomenon."

However, political correctness, or as John Cleese names it - cancel culture, led to a slight decrease in the Monty Python team's popularity in the United Kingdom recently. A notable incident that happened at the beginning of this year was the removal of one "Fawlty Towers" episode from a BBC online movie library, and the subsequent disregard in further broadcasts.

The members of the Monty Python group still retain loyal fans worldwide. To commemorate the 48 ½ anniversary of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," the renowned 1975 comedy returned to American cinema screens. Despite being shown only in two theaters, the observed response even surprised the event's creators.

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Interest in the British comedians' film was so overwhelming that the theaters ran "Holy Grail" from noon to evening, and tickets for all weekend showings were sold out. According to Hollywood media, it was the most popular film event of the year.

"Monty Python and the Holy Grail" was the first full-length feature film (with new content) from the creators of "Flying Circus". In the introduction, the authors, with their typical modesty and defiance, state that although their movie cannot compare with masterpieces like "Seven Samurai", "Ivan the Terrible" or "The Seventh Seal", it would indeed entertain those who love a good laugh.

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