SPR presents A Hard Day's Night at the Bing

Meet the Beatles all over again in a ONE NIGHT ONLY showing of the revolutionary musical comedy film A Hard Day's Night, Wednesday August 20, 6:30 p.m. at the Bing Crosby Theater in Downtown Spokane. Tickets are $10 general admission, available from Spokane Public Radio at 328-5729.

Just one month after they exploded onto the U.S. scene with their Ed Sullivan appearance, John, Paul, George, and Ringo began working on a project that would bring their talent to the big screen. A Hard Day’s Night, in which the bandmates play exaggeratedly exuberant versions of themselves, on a trip from Liverpool to London to make a TV appearance. Along the way they must deal with an uptight manager, hordes of fans and McCartney’s strange grandfather.

Directed by Richard Lester, the film features several now-iconic pop anthems, including the title track, “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “I Should Have Known Better,” and “If I Fell.”

A Hard Day’s Night reconceived the movie musical and revolutionized the idea of music video. The hosts of SPR's Movies 101 will treat the attendees to a roundtable talk about that influence before the Bing's film viewing. Dan Webster, Mary Pat Treuthart, and Nathan Weinbender will be joined by Leah Sottile Preston, a Spokane-based freelance writer who formerly served as music & culture editor at the Inlander.

For this 50th anniversary version of A Hard Day's Night, Janus Films has digitally restored the entire film and hired Giles Martin, the son of the Beatles' producer, to remix and remaster the iconic soundtrack.

Tickets for this one-night-only event are available at the front desk of Spokane Public Radio, 2319 N. Monroe Street in Spokane, or by calling (800) 328-5729.

Thank you to event donors Spokane7, Sayre & Sayre Attorneys at Law, and Music Corner inside Pawn One.

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