Billy Joel documentary on Shea concert gets August date

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Billy Joel plans to premiere his documentary "Last Play at Shea," which chronicles the final concerts at Shea Stadium, at Citi Field on Aug. 21.

" 'The Last Play at Shea' was one of the most memorable concerts I have ever performed," Joel said in a statement. "I'm proud to experience that history with this film, participating in a musical legacy which started at Shea and continues on at Citi Field."

Joel's final shows at Shea in 2008 included appearances by Tony Bennett, John Mayer and, in a fitting bit of symmetry, Paul McCartney, who has the distinction of playing the first and last song at Shea Stadium.

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Organizers say the Citi Field premiere will make it the biggest outdoor movie presentation since a 1919 showing of the movies of Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks in Columbus, Ohio.

Tickets for the documentary will be $10 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through and by phone at 718-507-TIXX.


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