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A Hard Day’s Night

Thursday, September 16, 2021
Show | 9:59am
Rated: G During the first worldwide flush of Beatlemania in 1964, United Artists wanted to ship out a movie with The Beatles before their vogue was over. Working within a tight $500,000 budget, director Richard Lester turned out A HARD DAY’S NIGHT in a fast 6 1/2 weeks; the picture was in the theatres three months after shooting commenced. Using a variety of techniques cribbed from Hollywood slapstick comedies, the French “new wave” movement, and his own experiences as a TV-commercial director, Lester, with screenwriter Alun Owen, fashioned an exhilarating study of a “typical” 36 hours in the lives of the Fab Four. (allmovie.com) Will call tickets may be picked up at The Cary Box Office beginning one hour prior to the movie.