Fifty years ago today, July 6, 1964 Ringo Starr celebrated his 24th birthday with his Beatles band-members at the premier of their film “A Hard Days Night”. The film featured the Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr in a sort of comical rockumentary. Today the Enzion Theatre, home to the Florida Film Festival will be presenting this classic films 50th Anniversary reissue—4K Digital Restoration at 1;00 PM for only $5.00! The film is being featured as part of their KidFest Summer Film Series which play for FREE on weekdays and $5 on weekends.
As with most projects connected to the Fab Four the film was a critical success garnering an Oscar nomination for best screenplay and best score. The film was produced in 16 weeks under the United Artists label in a black and white cinéma vérité style . It was made with a very low budget of only £200,000 which equaled about $500,000 USD and filming finished taping in under seven weeks. The film also featured some of the bands biggest hits which were released four days later on “A Hard Day's Night” and topped the charts grossing over $20,000 in the first week alone.
“A HARD DAY'S NIGHT (1964) 50th Anniversary reissue—4K Digital Restoration! SUN, JULY 6 AT 1PM - $5 / TUES, JULY 15 AT 3PM - FREE / TUES, JULY 29 AT 3PM – FREE The Beatles—the world’s most famous rock and roll band—travel from their home town of Liverpool to London to perform in a television broadcast. Along the way they must rescue Paul’s unconventional grandfather from various misadventures and drummer Ringo goes missing just before the crucial concert.
The Theatre will also be presenting several other classic films during their summer season including Buster Keatons THE GENERAL, OLIVER, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH,THE BLACK STALLION, and HONEY I SHRUNK THE KIDS. So come celebrate Ring's birthday while watching him and the rest of the Fab Four on screen at The Enzian Theater! For additional information: Phone: (407) 629-1088 Online: Enzian.org Facebook: Facebook.com/EnzianTheater Twitter: @EnzianTheater
Films score includes:
"A Hard Day's Night"
"I Should Have Known Better"
"I Wanna Be Your Man" (sample)
"Don't Bother Me" (Harrison) (sample)
"All My Loving" (sample)
"If I Fell"
"Can't Buy Me Love"
"And I Love Her"
"I'm Happy Just to Dance with You"
"Ringo's Theme (This Boy)"
"Tell Me Why"
"She Loves You"