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.