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Princess Theatre ready to become free cinema

By This is Devon  |  Posted: July 05, 2010

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TORQUAY'S Princess Theatre is to convert itself into a cinema and screen one of the best comedies ever made — for free.

It is hoped the showing of Monty Python and the Holy Grail will be the first in a regular series of free screenings at the venue.

The event, organised in conjunction with not-for-profit Torbay Film Club, has been organised to promote the November tour of West End smash Spamalot, based on the Python film, at the venue.

A spokesman for the Princess Theatre said: "This event is being held as a thank you to all our regular supporters and it also enables us to open our doors to people who wouldn't usually come to the theatre.

"It provides us with a chance to show the alternative uses for us as a professional working venue.

"For example, we hold a capacity of 1,500 people per performance, we have three bars, a restaurant and function facilities.

"We are now also licensed to hold civil ceremonies in many of our public spaces.

"We want to invite everyone along, whether you are a Monty Python fanatic or a Monty Python critic, this is your chance to enjoy a free evening's entertainment, enjoy a drink with us before the show."

A special promotional box office will be held on the evening of the movie, Monday, July 26, from 5pm to 7pm, to buy Spamalot tickets at a 'greatly discounted rate'.

The screening starts at 7pm where the advice is 'just turn up'.

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