Peter Jackson’s The Beatles: Get Back – The Rooftop Concert to Get IMAX Debut

The Beatles: Get Back has been streaming on Disney+ since November. A part of the docuseries is the rooftop performance of The Beatles as was seen on top of the Apple Corps’ Savile Row headquarters on January 30, 1969. This performance is being optimized for IMAX and will be presented on January 30, 2022, at an Exclusive IMAX® Event Screening. Not only will it include a 60-minute feature of the rooftop performance, but it will also have a Q&A with the filmmaker.

This special screening will be presented at select IMAX theaters. Those who attend the screenings will get an exclusive mini-poster and get to see the Q&A which will be broadcast via satellite to all of the 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 unrivaled sight and sound of IMAX.”

The entire rooftop concert is featured in the Disney+ docuseries. For its IMAX debut, it is being optimized for IMAX screens, digitally remastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Remastering) technology. Tickets are already available for the Exclusive IMAX Event Screening and Filmmaker Q&A. They can be purchased at: tickets.imax.com

Following this Exclusive IMAX Event Screening and Filmmaker Q&A, the 60-minute feature, The Beatles: Get Back–The Rooftop Concert, will then be shown from February 11-13, 2022. The entire docuseries, The Beatles: Get Back, will be available on Blu-ray and DVD in the U.S. on February 8, 2022.

Official The Beatles: Get Back Description

Directed by three-time Oscar®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “They Shall Not Grow Old”), “The Beatles: Get Back” takes audiences back in time to the band’s January 1969 recording sessions, which became a pivotal moment in music history. The docuseries showcases The Beatles’ creative process as they attempt to write 14 new songs in preparation for their first live concert in over two years. Faced with a nearly impossible deadline, the strong bonds of friendship shared by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr are put to the test. The docuseries is compiled from nearly 60 hours of unseen footage shot over 21 days, directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg in 1969, and from more than 150 hours of unheard audio, most of which has been locked in a vault for over half a century. Jackson is the only person in 50 years to have been given access to this Beatles treasure trove, all of which has now been brilliantly restored.  What emerges is an unbelievably intimate portrait of The Beatles, showing how, with their backs against the wall, they could still rely on their friendship, good humor, and creative genius. While plans derail and relationships are put to the test, some of the world’s most iconic songs are composed and performed. The docuseries features – for the first time in its entirety – The Beatles’ last live performance as a group, the unforgettable rooftop concert on London’s Savile Row, as well as other songs and classic compositions featured on the band’s final two albums, Abbey Road and Let It Be. The three-part docuseries includes never-before-seen, restored footage that at times includes explicit language, mature themes, and smoking. Viewer discretion is advised.

An exciting new collaboration between The Beatles and Jackson presented by The Walt Disney Studios in association with Apple Corps Ltd. and WingNut Films Productions Ltd., “The Beatles: Get Back” is directed by Peter Jackson and stars John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. The docuseries is  produced by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon, Olivia Harrison, Jonathan Clyde (“Eight Days a Week”), Clare Olssen (“They Shall Not Grow Old”) and Peter Jackson, with Apple Corps’ Jeff Jones (“Eight Days a Week”) and Ken Kamins (“The Hobbit” trilogy) serving as executive producers. Jabez Olssen (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”) serves as the film’s editor, the music supervisor is Giles Martin (“Rocketman”), Michael Hedges (“The Adventures of Tintin”) and Brent Burge (“The Hobbit” trilogy) serve as the series re-recording mixers, and the music is mixed by Giles Martin and Sam Okell (“Yesterday”).

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