‘The Lost Beatles Concert’ – Not Lost, Not Opening Soon

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It's been cancelled.  You can stop screaming now. (AFP/Getty Images)

It’s been cancelled. You can stop screaming now. (AFP/Getty Images)

The Lost Beatles Concert, a film that was scheduled to screen at a number of theaters nationwide this month, has been delayed. On Friday, the film was supposed to premiere at New York’s Ziegfeld, but was cancelled. All other screenings have been pulled from the schedule as well. So, what happened?

The first indication could be found on the film’s official website. On the bottom of the homepage, when your mouse goes over the “hover for legal” prompt (and only when you are hovering over it), a message says, “The Beatles: The Lost Concert is not a product of, nor is it affiliated with APPLE RECORDS, or any members of The Beatles and no association is implied.” The Beatles are notorious for the amount of control they have over anything that uses their image and music, so the fact that they have no involvement with the film is legal “red flag” number one. Today, at their website, a link that reads “May 2012 Shows Postponed Click For More Info” leads to a “page not found” on the distributor’s website.

Legal “red flag” number two: the concert documented in the film is not actually “lost.” In fact, it is a bonus track included on The Beatles Box Set on iTunes.
–Brian Ives, CBS Local

The May 17th and 22nd Seattle screenings of The Lost Beatles Concert scheduled for the Guild 45th Theater in Wallingford have been cancelled, refunds are available at point-of-purchase. They screened the newly-restored Yellow Submarine there May 8th.

Yellow Submarine will show at West Seattle’s Admiral Theater at 4 and 9 PM May 19th

And now the AMC Alderwood Mall 16 has been added for your North-End enjoyment, with showings of Yellow Submarine May 10th at 8PM, May 17th at 8PM, and May 19th at 12PM.

-Scott Vanderpool, KZOK

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