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“What … is your favorite color?” The answer to this and

many other pressing questions can be found in a quote-along version of the funny 1975 Arthurian parody
“Monty Python and the Holy Grail”
when it plays at

SIFF Cinema at the Uptown Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 27 and 28. Free coconuts available at the door (a musical-stage version of the story, “Spamalot,” plays at the 5th Avenue Theatre Jan. 30-March 2). Single tickets are $8 for SIFF members, $12-$13 general. 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle (206-324-9996 or

The battle of the TV Sherlocks is back. Two versions of the National Theatre’s 2011 production of “Frankenstein,” featuring Benedict Cumberbatch (“Sherlock”) and Jonny Lee Miller (“Elementary”) alternating the lead roles, will screen at the Uptown on Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 29 and 30. Tickets are $15 for SIFF members, $19-$20 general admission. 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle (206-324-9996 or

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The Women in Cinema festival continues at the Uptown through Sunday, Jan. 26. For an overview of the festival, go to and search for “Women in Cinema.” Single tickets are $6 for SIFF members, $11 general; festival passes are $40 for SIFF members, $60 general. 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle (206-324-9996 or

The Children’s Film Festival is up and running at the Northwest Film Forum. You can read a preview by going to and searching for “Children’s Film Festival.” Admission to most programs is $6-$11. 1515 12th Ave., Seattle (800-838-3006 or

The Royal Ballet Cinema season opens with showings of Sir Peter Wright’s production of “Giselle” at several area movie theaters on Monday, Jan. 27. For locations, showtimes and tickets, go to or call 800-295-8587.

And finally, Orson Welles is Harry Lime in Carol Reed’s 1949 classic “The Third Man,” while the first rule of David Fincher’s 1999 drama “Fight Club” is not to … come on, you know the rest. Both films are on view at Central Cinema this week. Tickets are $7 per film. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle (

Doug Knoop: or on Twitter @dougknoop

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