Elks Theatre To Present PYTHON FEST, 01/11 - 01/27
What better way to celebrate the New Year than experience something completely different? This January rewind to medieval Europe and join King Arthur's quest for THE HOLY GRAIL, cautiously observe THE LIFE OF BRIAN, and discover THE MEANING OF LIFE all in 35mm only at The Elks Theatre!
SAVE THE ELKS!, a capital campaign for digital projection at the Elks Theatre in Middletown, will host the very silly Monty Python trilogy from January 11th through the 27th. Following the success of the first two films of the Elks' new repertory program, John Carpenter's THE THING and Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS, the festival will serve as the campaign's next public fundraising event.
Dubbed the '1st... whenever... PYTHON FEST,' this will be the first of a recurring presentation of the classic comedies that will return again annually or perhaps more frequently depending on popularity. The festival commences on Friday, January 11th, 2013, with a midnight screening of MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, while LIFE OF BRIAN and THE MEANING OF LIFE will begin their weekend with a midnight screening on January 18th and January 25th, respectively.
Tickets are available for each show individually and for those wanting to see all three films, patrons can purchase a pass. Discounts will be given to the costumed on the midnight screenings of Holy Grail and Life of Brian. Tickets will be available at elksmovies.com and at the theater during regular business hours beginning Friday, December 21st.
HOLY GRAIL will show on Friday at midnight on January 11th, Saturday at 8 pm on January 12th, and Sunday at 5 pm on January 13th. LIFE OF BRIAN will will show on Friday at midnight on January 18th, Saturday at 8 pm on January 19th, and Sunday at 5 pm on January 20th. THE MEANING OF LIFE will show on Friday at midnight on January 25th, Saturday at 8 pm on January 26th, and Sunday at 5 pm on January 27th.
This special SAVE THE ELKS! festival will benefit the Greater Middletown Economic Development Corporation's campaign to install a vital digital projection system and new art deco marquee. Over the next year, SAVE THE ELKS! aims to raise $200k and establish the Elks as the premiere repertory cinema in central Pennsylvania. The Elks Theatre is located at 4 W. Emaus Street, Middletown, PA 17057. The movie theater is 101 years old this year and is only the cinema in the area with a serpentine balcony.
Future repertory films include:
The Evil Dead*
Saving Private Ryan
*Part of the SAVE THE ELKS! new programming night, 'Cult Corner'.
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