Premiere Screening of Remastered

The Beatles Restored Magical Mystery Tour

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
6:30 pm ET
New York

In Person

Elvis Costello
Stevie Van Zandt
Jonathan Clyde, Apple Films
Tony Gilroy, Director/Screenwriter
Moderator Bill Flanagan




This long-out-of-print film, which was not broadcast in the U.S. on its release in 1967, is unique in that it was conceived and directed by the Beatles. In fact, few people have ever seen it in its entirety. The Paley Center, in association with Apple Films, is pleased to host a special screening of the newly restored film, now with a remixed soundtrack. It was considered confusing and disjointed by many of the older generation of fans when it was originally seen on British television at Christmas in 1967, but, 45 years later, this experimental film with a loose narrative is now considered way ahead of its time. Magical Mystery Tour features classic songs "I Am The Walrus," "The Fool on the Hill," "Blue Jay Way," and "Your Mother Should Know," as well as the catchy title track. After the screening a panel of illustrious artists will discuss the enduring legacy of the film and its importance in the Beatles canon.

Funding for this event is provided by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.

In association with Apple Films