Thoughts, ideas and videos from the world of movies, music, TV and everything else pop culture.
BloggersKaydi Poirier Rafer Guzman Polly Higgins
posts Next post'This is 40' poster leaks
Nationwide Beatles documentary screenings canceled
Nationwide screenings of the documentary "The Beatles: The Lost Concert" have been canceled.
The 92-minute documentary about the Fab Four’s first-ever U.S. concert was originally scheduled for a premiere Sunday at Manhattan's Ziegfeld theater, though that event was canceled on Friday. Tuesday morning, a news release announced that the film's nationwide May 17 and 22 screenings were also canceled.
The movie purportedly contains remastered footage of the band’s 12-song, half-hour set at the Washington Coliseum in D.C. on Feb. 11, 1964. Screenvision, the film's distributor, described this footage as “unseen in its entirety by audiences for over 47 years.”
A Beatles box set available through iTunes, however, also claims to offer the concert "from beginning to end."
Screenvision blamed the canceled screenings on “last-minute issues which are being resolved by the documentary’s producers” and expressed hope for an even longer theatrical release later this summer.
The movie's website is here.