If the original eight hours of total Beatle immersion left you wanting more, head over to Providence Place Cinema this Wednesday for “Get Back — The Rooftop Concert,” Peter Jackson’s distillation of the rooftop concert that ended his 8-hour documentary “Get Back.” (I loved all eight hours, but I am a hopeless Beatles fan and have no objectivity on the subject. It is long.*)
The length of this installment varies depending on the source; even the theater website describes it as “a special 60-minute presentation” . . . coming in at 80 minutes. Imdb says 65 minutes. (It’s Peter Jackson. He does not like to make things shorter.)
Movieweb addressed the technical aspects of adapting the film for IMAX:
The concert, which is included in its entirety in The Beatles: Get Back, will be optimized for IMAX screens, digitally remastered with proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Remastering) technology.
And what about the sound? I have seen both “Shine a Light” and “U-2 in 3-D” in this theater and the sound was simply awesome.
The concert took place on January 30th, 1969. The Beatles would never perform another live show.
Rated PG for smoking. Lots of smoking . . . lots and lots of smoking.
*If you are trying to introduce the Beatles to a new, younger person, start with “A Hard Day’s Night” which is one of the best movies ever. (Warning: Lots of smoking.)
The Rooftop Concert, 6pm, Wednesday, February 9, Prov Place Cinema IMAX, (directions)