After the absolutely stacked Criterion release of A Hard Day’s Night on June 24th, Janus Films will release director Richard Lester’s Beatles classic in more than 50 cities—including at New York City’s Film Forum, Los Angeles’ The Cinefamily, and San Francisco’s The Castro Theatre—over the July 4th weekend for a theatrical run.
The film will be screened in the Lester-approved 4K restoration created by The Criterion Collection with a 5/1 sound mix produced by Giles Martin at Abbey Road Studios. The restoration premiered at a sold-out event last month at the TCM Classic Movie Film Festival.
Peter Becker, president of the Criterion Collection and a partner in Janus Films said, “Nothing beats seeing this film on a big screen in a packed house with the new restoration looking and sounding so good. A Hard Day’s Night sweeps you along on a tide of pure fun, but it’s also one of the must-see wonders of the modern cultural world. The sheer energy and charisma of the Beatles is irresistible, and Richard Lester’s cinematic style is just as infectious. It’s the perfect multi-generational summer night at the movies, and we’re incredibly excited that so many theaters have already committed to show it on July 4th weekend all across the country.”
Check back at Janus Films to see if the film will play at a theater near you.