Beatlesarama sources | The restored, remastered Shea Stadium Beatles performance will screen as part of the worldwide theatrical release of Academy Award®-winner Ron Howard’s authorized documentary feature film.”
The Beatles played Shea Stadium on August 15th 1965 in what was to be the first rock concert ever staged in a stadium in front of more than 55,000 people. The event was filmed using fourteen 35mm cameras by Ed Sullivan Productions and Brian Epstein.
For the very first time, the fully restored, remastered, 30-minute performance will be available to screen as part of the worldwide theatrical release of Academy Award®-winner Ron Howard’s authorized documentary feature film, The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years.”
Only available in theatres, the 4K restoration with sound remastered at Abbey Road Studios by Giles Martin and Sam Okell, includes performances of the classic songs such as “A Hard Day’s Night,” “I’m Down,” “Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby” and “Dizzy Miss Lizzy.”
Part of the theatrical release package also includes an opportunity to use your original Beatles concert ticket stub from the 1960s for a chance to win a free ticket for the US theatrical release of the film. For more information, visit www.thebeatleseightdaysaweek.com.
Apple Corps Ltd., White Horse Pictures and Imagine Entertainment also launched a new trailer for the film heading to theatres September 15th through Richard Abramowitz’s Abramorama. Hulu is the presenting partner for the theatrical release of the film.
Featuring rare and exclusive footage, the film is produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison. White Horse Pictures’ Grammy Award-winning Nigel Sinclair, Scott Pascucci and Academy Award®-winner and Emmy® Award-winner Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment are producing with Howard.
Apple Corps Ltd.’s Jeff Jones and Jonathan Clyde are serving as executive producers, along with Imagine’s Michael Rosenberg and White Horse’s Guy East and Nicholas Ferrall. Also executive producing is the film’s award-winning editor Paul Crowder and Crowder’s long-time collaborator, Mark Monroe, who is also serving as writer. Marc Ambrose is the supervising producer.
The project was originally brought to Apple Corps by One Voice One World. OVOW’s Matthew White, Stuart Samuels, and Bruce Higham are co-producing the film.
Studiocanal and PolyGram Entertainment are anchor partners on the film, having acquired U.K., France, Germany and Australia and New Zealand rights.
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years is based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966) – the period in which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim.
Ron Howard’s film will explore how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon, “The Beatles.” It will delve into their inner workings – how they made decisions, created their music and built their collective career together – all the while, highlighting The Beatles’ extraordinary and unique musical gifts and their remarkable, complementary personalities.
The film will focus on the time period from the early Beatles’ journey in the days of The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966.
Shea Stadium Set list
Twist and Shout
She’s a Woman
I Feel Fine
Dizzy Miss Lizzy
Ticket to Ride
Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby
Baby’s in Black
A Hard Day’s Night