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Pattie Boyd to recount meeting The Beatles at 'A Hard Day's Night' screening

George Harrison Marries Pattie Boyd 1966
George Harrison Marries Pattie Boyd 1966

"Will you marry me?" a 21-year-old George Harrison asked 19-year-old British model Pattie Boyd the first day of meeting her on the set of The Beatles' film "A Hard Day's Night."

As Pattie explains in her autobiography, Wonderful Tonight, she didn't know if George's question was serious or a joke, but eventually it came true two years later when she married Harrison in 1966.

Boyd will share her personal memories and experiences of meeting and filming with The Beatles in a special screening of "A Hard Day's Night" at Catalina Island on Sunday, July 6. The Catalina Island Museum is sponsoring the event which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the London premiere of the film on July 6, 1964.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the movie's release, the film has been digitally restored and the soundtrack was remixed in 5.1 surround sound by Giles Martin and Sam Okell at Abbey Road Studios. A new blu-ray/DVD set of the film is scheduled for release on June 24.

Catalina Island is just one of the locations that will be screening the film during the July 4th weekend. For the complete listing of theaters across the U.S. showing "A Hard Day's Night," visit Janus Films website.

This special screening of The Beatles' first movie will feature a live interview with Pattie Boyd on the stage of the Avalon Casino Theatre and also a chance for attendees to participate in a question and answer session with her. This is the second time Boyd will make an appearance on Catalina Island. In 2011, she made a special appearance when her photography exhibit was on display at the newly renovated Catalina Island Museum.

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