Get Back to IMAX
Finally officially announced: There is going to be a one night only presentation of a one hour version of Peter Jackson’s documentary on IMAX cinemas January 30th, highlighting the rooftop concert.
This is the announcement we were waiting for on December 20th, but after a delay they have finally decided upon making it happen. Here is the full text as announced on Facebook:
The Beatles: Get Back – Rooftop Concert is coming to IMAX. Experience the unforgettable performance in a special 60-minute presentation of Peter Jackson’s docuseries in a one night event on January 30. Get tickets now: http://tickets.imax.com/
Our coḿment: Likely it’s probably a fuller, uncropped picture in this version, and without the interviews on the street or the police scenes from down below.
The full series is coming to DVD and Blu-ray February 8 (USA release date).
More info was given after a while:
After the successful launch of “The Beatles: Get Back” on Disney+, Disney is releasing The Beatles’ iconic 1969 rooftop concert as a 60-minute feature at select IMAX theaters later this month. The exclusive IMAX screening is set for January 30, the 53rd anniversary of the band’s concert atop the Apple Corps’ Savile Row headquarters. The event screening will also feature a filmmaker Q&A with “The Beatles: Get Back” director/producer Peter Jackson.
“I’m thrilled that the rooftop concert from The Beatles: Get Back is going to be experienced in IMAX, on that huge screen,” said Jackson in a statement. “It’s The Beatles’ last concert, and it’s the absolute perfect way to see and hear it.”
“Ever since Peter Jackson’s beautiful and illuminating docuseries debuted, we’ve heard non-stop from fans who want to experience its unforgettable rooftop performance in IMAX,” says Megan Colligan, president of IMAX Entertainment. “We are so excited to partner with Disney to bring Get Back to an entirely new stage and give Beatles fans everywhere a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch and hear their heroes in the unrivaled sight and sound of IMAX.”
A global theatrical engagement of the 60-minute feature, The Beatles: Get Back–The Rooftop Concert, will then run February 11-13. The complete docuseries “The Beatles: Get Back” will also be available on Blu-ray and DVD in the U.S. on February 8.