Liverpool rolls out red
carpet for World Premiere of The Beatles film
LIVERPOOL is to host the World Premiere
of 1 of the most highly anticipated documentary feature films of 2016.
Academy Award winner Ron Howard's authorised film:- 'The Beatles - 8 Days
A Week - The Touring Years' is going to be shown to a specially invited
audience at city centre venue FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology)
at 6.30pm, on Thursday, 15 September 2016, 30 minutes before it is screened at
London's Leicester Square.
The StudioCanal film charts the phenomenal early years of The Beatles (1962 to
1966) using rarely seen footage to explore how John Lennon, Paul McCartney,
George Harrison and Ringo Starr came to be a phenomenal, world renowned band.
Following the invitation only city premiere which will be hosted by Mayor of
Liverpool Joe Anderson, the cinema doors will be reopened at 8.45pm as members
of the public are being given the opportunity to apply for tickets for an
exclusive FREE screening of the film, once
again at FACT.
Anyone who would like to be among the 1st in the world to see the 100 minute,
12A rated film needs to go
online and fill in the form or by
email, with their full name and contact details. Tickets are
limited, each will include a +1, and a full list of terms of conditions are on
the Culture Liverpool website.
The deadline for applications is, 5pm Wednesday, 7 September 2016.
Joe Anderson said:- "This is a huge coup for the City; but where else
could the world premiere of a film dedicated to The Beatles take place? The
Beatles are our most famous sons and their legacy lives on with hundreds of
thousands of visitors heading here every year to feel that connection with the
Fab Four and spend some time in their hometown, where 4 young lads honed their
music skills and went on to become the most famous band in the world. Earlier
this year a report showed that the heritage of The Beatles brings in £81.9
million to the local economy and supports more than 2,000 jobs, so without a
doubt, the impact of this band is still felt in the City today. I'm delighted to
be hosting the screening of this film. There will be something truly special
about the premiere taking place in the City where it all began and I'm sure
we're going to see a huge number of applications from music fans who want to be
part of this momentous event."
Bill Heckle, Director of Cavern City Tours, said:- "It is appropriate that
the 1st screening of Ron Howard's hugely anticipated Beatles film should take
place in Liverpool, where it all began! The amazing story of the Beatles is a
part of Liverpool's history and heritage which can still be very much seen and
heard on the streets of the City. It's very fitting that the 1st sights and
sounds of this film will start here before it reverberates once again around the
FACT's Executive Director Jo Wright says:- "We are delighted to be
premiering this prestigious film here at FACT with our cinema partners
Picturehouse. Together, we look forward to welcoming people from near and far to
come and enjoy the story of this fascinating time in Liverpool's history,
recognising its importance for local culture, communities and the economy of the
Details will be released on Friday about how Liverpool organisations are
celebrating the world premiere by staging some very special Beatles related