Got my tickets for this a couple of months ago. When tickets first went on sale, they were restricted to the Picturehouse chain of cinemas, since then, it's been released to a wider network including Cineworld and others so you can probably find it on at your local.
Looking forward to seeing it on the big screen (I've got the DVD and have seen it many times) and hearing such Sweeney luminaries as John Clive (Frewin in Big Brother) as John Lennon and Paul Angelis (Barney Prince in Stoppo Driver) as George, Ringo, Chief Blue Meanie and the Narrator in glorious surround sound.
In addition, ticket holders will receive an exclusive 50th anniversary commemorative pack, including four limited edition collector's cards and a sticker set. As a Beatle nut, that's worth the price of a ticket.
Only comes around once every 50 years, why not. It's all in the mind y'know
Often described as 'throwaway tracks' by some critics (as well as the band themselves sometimes), three of the songs on the LP which stand out for me and seem to be overlooked compared to all the other stuff the band recorded in '67, 'It's All Too Much' being my favourite - the original version taped in May was eight minutes long and had some incredible guitar work on it from George and John. John's backward opening line has always mystified me, I used to have the LP on vinyl and played it backwards by hand a few times to try and hear what he said 'the right way round' but it's still a mystery! Unusually, this track was recorded at De Lane Lea Studios rather as Abbey Road was already booked up by other artists at the time.
The sounds on 'Only A Northern Song' are fantastic too, with typical George lyrics and delivery, while John's 'Hey Bulldog' sounds like it would fit right in on the 'Magical Mystery Tour' LP.
I've only ever seen the film on a VHS tape I recorded in the late 80s ( I still have it) and I'm intreagued to see how it looks on a big screen And with cinema clarity. The 'only a northern song' segment of the film is my favourite part, I may have to drag my son to see it.
Did anyone else on here go to see this? Was great to see it on the big screen and the sound was great, John's vocal on "Hey Bulldog" was so crisp and the appearance of them in real life a the end of the film brought a big smile to my face.
Superbly stylised animation, witty and with some great songs that have stood the test of time. Love is all you need
The sticker/card commemorative pack was a nice touch too.