Watch The Beatles’ Rooftop Gig in IMAX Theaters on 1/30 as a Special One-Night-Only Engagement

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Timed to coincide with the 53rd anniversary of the original amazing moment, The Beatles‘ rooftop concert will be screened in IMAX theaters around the world on Jan. 30.

The news was detailed on Wednesday, along with information about which theaters are participating in the special screening. Tickets are also on sale now (click here for more details).

The Beatles: Get Back – The Rooftop Concert will screen as a 60-minute presentation with a Q&A session with filmmaker Peter Jackson, as well. Per the official news release:

To celebrate the anniversary of the landmark performance, select IMAX® theaters will host the screenings with a filmmaker Q&A and give away exclusive mini-posters. The Q&A will be broadcast via satellite simultaneously to all connected IMAX locations. “I’m thrilled that the rooftop concert from ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ is going to be experienced in IMAX, on that huge screen,” says director/producer Peter Jackson. “It’s The Beatles’ last concert, and it’s the absolute perfect way to see and hear it.”

“Ever since Peter Jackson’s beautiful and illuminating docuseries debuted, we’ve heard non-stop from fans who want to experience its unforgettable rooftop performance in IMAX,” says Megan Colligan, president of IMAX Entertainment. “We are so excited to partner with Disney to bring ‘Get Back’ to an entirely new stage and give Beatles fans everywhere a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch and hear their heroes in the unrivalled sight and sound of IMAX.”

The rooftop concert, of course, is heavily featured in Jackson’s The Beatles: Get Back documentary series, which premiered on Disney Plus in late November and is an exhaustively prepared and richly rewarding presentation of a key stage of the legendary group‘s career. The documentary will be released in full on Blu-ray and DVD on Feb. 8, as well.

For more, revisit our feature stories geared around The Beatles: Get Back, including a Q&A with band photographer Ethan Russell (who was there on the roof for the gig) and a chat with roadie/equipment manager Kevin Harrington, recalling his participation in that amazing afternoon.

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