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A Hard Day's Night marks 50th anniversary

1 of 1 The Beatles restored digitally from 1964
The Beatles restored digitally from 1964

The Beatles film, A Hard Day's Night will be seen in cinemas this summer in a digitally restored version, marking the 50th anniversary of its premiere at London's Pavilion Theatre.

The restored version of the film premiered earlier in April at the TCM Classic Movie Film Festival in Hollywood. The movie will be shown in London and in more than 50 US cities nationwide, over the Fourth of July weekend.

Janus Films has digitally restored the movie's picture and hired Giles Martin - who is the son of Beatles producer George – to remix and remaster its soundtrack at Abbey Road, according to the Los Angeles Times

Richard Lester directed the comedy musical, and the script was written by Alun Owen. The story follows the Fab Four as they travel from Liverpool to London for a TV appearance, and tackle histrionic fans, the disappearance of Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney's unfortunate grandfather.

The soundtrack includes the hits A Hard Day's Night itself, I Should Have Known Better, and Can't Buy Me Love. The U.K. version of the album was the first to feature songs exclusively written by Lennon and McCartney.

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