MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL Screens at Orpheum with Medieval Fair Tonight

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MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL Screens at Orpheum with Medieval Fair Tonight

Hear ye! The Orpheum Theatre's 2014 Summer Movie Series, presented by Orion Federal Credit Union, brings the comedy classic MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL to the Orpheum big screen tonight, June 20th at 7:00 PM. To celebrate the movie's Middle Age setting, the Orpheum has partnered with the Memphis Chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) to offer historically inspired pre-show demonstrations and activities.

"We are thrilled to be a part of this movie event," says SCA spokesperson Jac Cordray. "The Society for Creative Anachronism will take audiences back in time to experience pre-17th century Europe in every way, from authentic costumes and armor to the ancient art of spinning and weaving."

Pre-movie activities include Medieval games for the entire family, intriguing and historically inspired craft and trade demonstrations, exciting fight entertainment, drink specials, and the opportunity to meet and interact with SCA members to discover more about pre-17th century society. As always, costumes are welcome and encouraged.

In MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, the Monty Python comedy clan skewers King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they quest far and wide for the Holy Grail. Throughout their search, while riding imaginary horses no-less, they meet interesting people, knights, and adventures along the way. This film is rated PG.

The Orpheum Theatre's 2014 Summer Movie Series is presented for a third year by Orion Federal Credit Union. The series runs through September 5th and includes a selection of films requested by Orpheum movie fans through the Orpheum Theatre's website and social media channels. For the complete Summer Movie Series lineup visit www.orpheum-memphis.com.

Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Packages of ten tickets are available for $50. Groups of 10 or more can enjoy special rates by contacting Sinclaire Montgomery at montgomery@orpheum-memphis.com or 901.529.4226. Attractive packages are also available for Day Cares, Summer Camps, and employee outings.

Tickets are on sale now and available for purchase online at the official Orpheum Theatre website, www.orpheum-memphis.com, The Orpheum Box Office (901.525.3000), the ticket counter at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, and all Ticketmaster centers (901.743.ARTS).

About Society of Creative Anachronism: The SCA is a practical history society, recreating the arts and skills of pre-17th century Europe. While dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, members and fans experience tournaments, royal courts, feasts, and dancing. Members also have the opportunity to learn and practice ancient arts and skills such as calligraphy, cooking, armoring, metalworking, carpentry, and needlework (to name just a few) within an all-ages social group. The SCA is a great place to make friends and learn transferable skills. For more information visit www.sca.org.

About The Orpheum Theatre: The Orpheum Theatre is operated by the Memphis Development Foundation, a non-profit organization that depends on the financial support of the community to carry out its mission to foster the enjoyment and understanding of the arts in Memphis, as well as the economic prosperity of Downtown and surrounding areas. For more information, visit www.orpheum-memphis.com or call 901-525-7800. The Orpheum is located at 203 South Main Street Memphis, TN 38103.

DETAILS:

MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL

DESCRIPTION: The Monty Python comedy clan skewers King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they quest far and wide for the Holy Grail. The Black Knight suffers gory dismemberment at the hands of Arthur himself yet maintains that "it's just a scratch."

WHERE: The Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main Street, Memphis TN 38103

WHEN: Friday, June 20th, 2014 7:00 PM

TICKETS: Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Packages of ten tickets are available for $50.

BOX OFFICE: 901.525.3000 or www.orpheum-memphis.com

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