MONTY PYTHON LIVE (Mostly) from London's O2 to Hit U.S. Theaters this July
For the first time in more than three decades, Monty Python comedy legends John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin will reunite on stage for a special, historic trip down memory lane. In July, fans from around the world will have the opportunity to join one of the most anticipated live events of the year, and bid farewell on this final curtain call of the Pythons live from London's O2 Arena performance. Presented by Fathom Events and Picturehouse Entertainment, "Monty Python Live (mostly)" will be broadcast live to cinemas on Sunday, July 20 at 2:30 pm ET/1:30 pm CT/12:30 pm MT/11:30 am PT, with additional showings scheduled on Wednesday, July 23 and Thursday, July 24 at 7:30 pm local time.
Tickets for "Monty Python Live (mostly)" are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. The event will be presented in more than 420 select movie theaters in the United States through Fathom's Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change). For U.S. theater locations showing the event on August 6 as well as theater locations outside of the U.S. visit www.MontyPythonLive.com.
"What could be finer at the end of a long life in comedy, than a chance to reunite with old pals and say goodbye to all our fans in one final mad musical show," said Eric Idle. "We are very excited that not only do we get the chance to screw up on stage, we get a chance to screw up live in cinemas too."
Monty Python rightfully hold a place among the world's finest comedians, influencing generations and revolutionizing comedy on their way to greatness. Monty Python first hit U.K. TV screens with "Monty Python's Flying Circus," which saw 45 episodes broadcast over four BBC series between 1969 and 1974. The Pythons were an instant success and became the face of British comedy. They went on to achieve overwhelming international acclaim with the huge success of films such as "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" in 1975, "Life of Brian" in 1979 and their final film, "The Meaning of Life" in 1983.
"Monty Python fans won't want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see this iconic comedy troupe in their only onstage reunion," said Dan Diamond, senior vice president of Fathom Events. "The Python's will be at their finest, leaving fans in movie theaters rolling in the aisles as they relive some of the greatest moments in comedy history."
"We're delighted to be working with Fathom to bring this very special event to audiences throughout the United States," said Marc Allenby, director of distribution at Picturehouse Entertainment.
About AC JV, LLC
Fathom Events is owned by a newly formed entity called AC JV, LLC. Fathom is the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts, comedy series, Broadway shows, original programming featuring entertainment's biggest stars, socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A and much more. Additionally, Fathom events take audiences behind-the-scenes and offer unique extras - creating the ultimate entertainment experience for fans of all ages. Co-owned by the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States, AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), Fathom's live digital broadcast network ("DBN") is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to more than 750 locations in 171 Designated Market Areas (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About Picturehouse Entertainment
Picturehouse Entertainment is the distribution arm of Picturehouse Cinemas, the owner and operator of 21 Picturehouse Cinemas and programming agent for a further 49 venues across the UK. Since its launch in 2010, Picturehouse Entertainment has distributed a diverse range of high profile alternative content to cinemas throughout the UK and internationally. This includes live satellite broadcasts of seasons from the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Bolshoi Ballet and the National Theatre, and one-off events such as Stephen Fry's talk, The Fry Chronicles, David Bowie is happening now transmitted from the V&A's sell-out exhibition, and Doctor Who' 50th anniversary episode screened in cinemas simultaneously with the BBC broadcast. Picturehouse Entertainment's feature film releases include BAFTA winner The Imposter, Shane Meadows' The Stone Roses: Made of Stone, Ben Wheatley's A Field in England, Jeremy Saulnier's Blue Ruin and Stacie Passon's award-winning Concussion. Upcoming releases include Nordic thriller The Keeper of Lost Causes and Nick Cave documentary 20,000 Days On Earth.
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