‘The Beatles: Eight Days A Week’ at Del Oro Theatre tonight
Beatles Fans rejoice! A new film about the Fab Four by Ron Howard has been released, and a special screening will take place tonight at the Del Oro Theatre.
“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.
The cinema screening includes 30 minutes of concert footage from their iconic concert at Shea Stadium; you won’t be able to catch this anywhere else!
The moment four young men from Liverpool stepped onto the Ed Sullivan stage changed culture forever. Seventy-three million people watched The Beatles perform that night in 1964 – the largest audience to date in television history. It was an event that united a nation and signaled the birth of a youth culture as we know it today. But while this single performance introduced The Beatles to America – the band had already taken Europe by storm the previous year — what the band did next would introduce them to the entire world, permanently transforming the music industry and forever engraining them into the fabric of popular culture: They went on tour.
From Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week tells the story of these exceptional touring years – from the perspectives of the band, its orbit, the fans, and their world. The film recreates the touring experience through the eyes of the band members themselves – from early performances in Hamburg to their January 1964 performance in France. It takes us all over Europe and the Far East to Australia – where the group was greeted by hundreds of thousands of avid fans – and Japan. Along the way, the film delves into the inner workings of the group – how they made decisions, created their music, and built a collective career together — as well as the effect those years had on their personal and musical evolution. The film also explores the incomparable electricity between performer and audience that turned the music into a movement – a common experience into something sublime.
Drawing from more than 100 hours of rare and unseen footage collected from fans, news outlets and national archives, as well as the Beatles’ private collection, “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years” crafts a cinematic experience unlike any Beatles film that has come before, and unlike any other documentary. In addition to multiple new and in-depth interviews with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr as well as a host of names with direct experience of the times , the film also includes 12 full and partial performances from the concerts. These have been elegantly re-cut and re-mastered in high-definition and 5.1 surround sound and are the closest thing an audience can get to experiencing the band play live.
“The Beatles: Eight Days a Week” will show once only at Del Oro Theatre Thursday, Sept.15 at 7 p.m. Del Oro Theatre is located at 165 Mill St. in Downtown Grass Valley. Tickets are on sale at the Del Oro Box Office or online at http://WWW.SIERRATHEATERS.COM.
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