Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Beatlemania Is Back: “Get Back” Rooftop Concert Film Sells Out IMax on Sunday, Returns Next Month


It’s 1970 all over again.

On Sunday, Peter Jackson’s Beatles Get Back: The Rooftop Concert brought back Beatlemania. The shows were sold out, with a box office take of $391k on 67 IMAX screens, $5,840 per screen. And this was a Sunday exclusive.

This was also besides the fact that the whole “Get Back” 8 hour documentary is on Disney Plus and has been for months. Also, the DVD package is being released that week.

The response was so good that IMAX will do it again February 11th-13th, with some previews on February 9th.

The Rooftop concert is just 60 minutes long, and comprises just the concert, which features in its entirety in Peter Jackson’s original docuseries “The Beatles: Get Back,” has been optimized for IMAX screens, digitally remastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Remastering) technology. Beatles fans everywhere will get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch and hear their heroes in the unrivaled sight and sound of IMAX.

So what’s left? I was horrified when on last night’s “60 Minutes,” the original Michael Lindsay Hogg movie “Let it Be” was thrown under the bus. That movie is still very important. I hope we get a DVD release of that soon, too.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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