Fans have a chance to relive Beatlemania all over again as The Beatles’ beloved comedy-musical A Hard Day’s Night heads back to movie theaters nationwide over the July Fourth weekend, reports The L.A. Times.
The nationwide re-screening marks the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four’s big screen debut, which premiered at London’s Pavilion Theatre in 1964.
The film has recently been digitally restored by Janus Films and screened during TCM Film Festival in Hollywood earlier this month. Janus Films also enlisted Giles Martin, son of Beatles producer George Martin, to remix and remaster the movie’s soundtrack for 5.1 sound systems at Abbey Roads Studios.
The soundtrack, which ranked at number four on Rolling Stone’s Top 25 Greatest Soundtracks, includes classic hits “I Should Have Known Better,” “Can’t Buy Me Love,” and the title song “A Hard Day’s Night.” The movie, directed by Richard Lester, follows along John, Paul Ringo and George playing comedic versions of themselves as they travel from Liverpool to London for a TV appearance. Along the way, they fight off hoards of screaming fans all while dealing with an uptight manager and Paul’s trouble-making grandfather.
The L.A. Times reports that A Hard Day’s Night will open July 4 with a week-long run at the Cinefamily in Los Angeles.