IMAX promo clips
On the 30th of January – the anniversary date of the concert – US fans across the nation and a handful of fans in London, England has the opportunity to go and see The Beatles: GetBack – The Rooftop Concert in “select IMAX theatres”. This is a special screening and filmmaker Q&A on that date. The only IMAX theatre in Great Britain that will be screening it on that date is the Odeon at the British Film Institute in London, England – and it’s sold out.
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. It’s The Beatles’ last concert, and it’s the absolute perfect way to see and hear it.”
IMAX theatres around the world will also screen the film on later dates. For instance, we heard February 9 in Copenhagen, Denmark and February 10 in Australia. At the Hayden Orpheum in Cremorne, New South Wales they are making quite an event of it, as tickets include a glass of bubbles on arrival and a special pre-show performance from “The Beatles Rebooted” who will be playing a 45 minute selection of the Beatles greatest hits before the screening.
But we can’t possibly keep up with all the countries, so check your local IMAX if you live near one. We are still awaiting an announcement from the only IMAX in Norway. Here’s Disney’s promo for the 30th:
Since we are reckoning that everyone has seen the Disney+ documentary which includes the concert, we are hoping that the IMAX presentation will be focusing on The Beatles and the concert itself, rather than the waiting constables in the foyer or the interviews with bystanders. Some fans are also hoping that the split screen scenes will not appear in this version, but we are not so fuzzy about that. It’s kind of reminiscent of that other 1969 concert film, Woodstock. What’s wrong about seeing the scene from different angles simultaneously?