News

Beatles’ ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ heads back to big screen

Beatles’ ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ heads back to big screen

BACK TO THE BIG SCREEN:The Beatles, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and John Lennon, have their hair combed by stylists on the set of their first movie production, "A Hard Day's Night," at Twickenham Film Studios in Middlesex, outside London, England, on March 12, 1964. The hair stylists, who have parts in the film, are, from left, Patti Boyd, 19, Tina Williams, 17, Pru Bury, 22, and Susan Whitman, 17. Photo: Associated Press

The Beatles’ beloved film “A Hard Day’s Night” is heading back to cinemas in celebration of the 50th anniversary of its premiere.

The British band’s comedy-musical debuted in 1964 at London’s Pavilion Theatre during the height of Beatlemania and to mark the milestone, studio bosses have decided to re-release a restored version of the movie in 50 cities across the U.S.

Directed by Richard Lester, the film was shot for just $500,000 but went on to gross more than $12 million.

The newly restored version premiered earlier this month at the TCM Classic Movie Film Festival in Hollywood, just months after Lester received a career achievement award from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association in January.

“A Hard Day’s Night” is set to be released on Independence Day weekend, and run for a week.

Recent Headlines

in National

U.S. homeownership hits 35 year-low, renting in vogue

Fresh
housingmarket

The drop in ownership underscores the damage inflicted on housing by the recession and the economy's subsequent slow recovery from the downturn.

in National, World

U.S., Turkey weigh which Syrian rebels to support in border area

Fresh
16-overlay6

The United States and Turkey have not yet agreed which Syrian rebels they will support in a joint effort to help clear Islamic State from an area along the Turkish border.

in National, Sports, World

U.S. dentist accused of killing beloved Cecil the Lion

Fresh
25-overlay17

Wildlife officials accused an American hunter of killing one of the oldest and most famous lions in Zimbabwe, without a permit after paying $50,000 to two people who lured the beast to its death.

in National

10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, July 29

Fresh
windows

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘TeachingCenter’

Fresh
23-overlay18

A look at the exciting and high stakes world of professional teaching.