Come see the Beatles in “A Hard Day’s Night” (1964) at the Rialto Elmwood.

source: criterion.com

source: criterion.com

One week only, starting Friday, July 4!

History was made in 1964 when the Beatles arrived on American shores, to appear on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Royalty couldn’t have received a more tumultuous reception.

That same year, the Beatles began whirlwind filming of a movie that would become a classic, “A Hard Day’s Night.” It ostensibly showed a “typical” 36 hours in the lives of the Fab Four, interspersed with a trip with Paul’s supposed grandfather (Wilfred Brambell), aimed at keeping the “clean old man” out of trouble.

The film is a joyous romp, including the iconic songs “I Should Have Known Better,” “And I Love Her,” “Tell Me Why,” “If I Fell,” “Can’t Buy Me Love,” and the title song.

Now, on the Beatles’ landmark fiftieth anniversary, you have a chance to relive this revolution in pop music at the Rialto Elmwood. It’s shown in a special digital restoration. Don’t miss it!

Location and Show Times

Rialto Elmwood is located at 2966 College Avenue (at Ashby) in Berkeley (510-433-9730). You may purchase tickets on line or at the box office. Show times are:

Friday, July 4 through Sunday, July 6: (12:40), (5:00), 9:40

Monday, July 7 through Thursday, July 10: (5:00), 9:40

Matinee times are shown in parentheses.