Liverpool will play host to the world premiere of Ron Howard’s upcoming documentary ‘The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years’.
The film will be shown at FACT on Wood Street at 6.30pm on Thursday 15 September, 30 minutes before it is due to be screened at London’s Leicester Square.
Produced by STUDIOCANAL, the film charts the early years of the Fab Four and includes rare footage of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.
The invite-only premiere will be hosted by Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson and attended by “Liverpool VIPs”.
After the screening, the cinema doors will open to the public to give them the chance to apply for tickets for an exclusive free screening of ‘The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years’, once again at FACT.
Mayor Anderson says: “This is a huge coup for the city – but where else could the world premiere of a film dedicated to The Beatles take place?
“The Beatles are our most famous sons and their legacy lives on with hundreds of thousands of visitors heading here every year to feel that connection with the Fab Four and spend some time in their hometown where four young lads honed their music skills and went on to become the most famous band in the world.”