Long Island Beatles historians will host two showings of the newly restored 1967 Beatles film "Magical Mystery Tour" Sunday at the Cinema Arts Centre.
The group, known as Fab 4 Free 4 All , said the screenings are part of a limited worldwide run, and the Huntington showings will be the final opportunity for fans and historians to experience the Beatles’ film in a theater. The event, ahead of the DVD release of the film, is done through arrangements with the Beatles’ Apple Corps, Ltd. Apple Films has restored the long out-of-print, film for Oct. 8 release worldwide (Oct. 9 in North America) on DVD and Blu-ray with a remixed soundtrack and special features.
The shows are set for 1 and 7 p.m.
Patrons are encouraged to bring donations of non-perishable food for Long Island Cares/Harry Chapin Food Bank.
Tickets are $6 for members, $11 to the public, $7 for students and seniors, $4.50 kids under 12. They can be purchased online, at the box office during theater hours or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006
The members of the Fab 4 Free 4 produce a weekly Internet radio program about the Beatles and the solo work and lives of the individual group members, that is available for free on iTunes, as well as on their official website. The cast of the show are Long Islanders Tony Traguardo, a music historian, broadcaster (WCWP) and lecturer, Rob Leonard, host of WHPC’s "Beatlesongs," and Mitch Axelrod, author of ‘Beatletoons: The Real Story Behind the Cartoon Beatles’. The three historians will provide insight into the origins and production of ‘Magical Mystery Tour’, as well as offer anecdotes about the film’s unique status among Beatle fans and collectors.