First U.S. Beatles Concert To Be Shown On Big Screen

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Two days after their historic performance on The Ed Sullivan Show, The Beatles performed their first U.S. concert at the Washington Coliseum. Cheap seats went for $2, with the better ones commanding $4. Over 8,000 fans packed into the venue by the time the band took the stage to perform “Roll Over Beethoven.”

Concerts were banned at the facility after a riot broke out during a performance by The Temptations a few years later, and today, the Coliseum is gone, replaced by an indoor parking lot.

Footage of the entire concert was recently found. You’ll be able to see every song in The Beatles: The Lost Concert. The film is set to premiere in New York City at the Ziegfeld Theater May 4, and will be screened at over 400 theaters nationwide May 17 and May 22.

Beatles historian and host of “Breakfast With The Beatles” on Boston’s WZLX, ChaChi Loprete has seen the footage, saying “The early stages of Beatlemania are evident in every frame. Generations will view it, analyze it, comment on it and all will reach the conclusion that a moment like this will never be repeated.”

Among those interviewed in “The Lost Concert” are Chuck Berry, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry from Aerosmith, The Strokes, and fans who were actually there that night February 11, 1964.

Classic rock author and WZLX host Carter Alan says this is an important piece of music history: “The first Beatles tour was just a short promotional visit of days, so this is a snapshot as valuable as Elvis’s ’68 ‘black leather’ comeback special or James Brown at the Apollo.”

The official trailer was just released. Take a look!

Story by Geno Knight, Q105 Tampa


Here’s a list of theaters that may be close to you showing the film:

Connecticut

MAJESTIC 6, 118 SUMMER STREET, STAMFORD, Connecticut 06901-
CRITERION CINEMAS, 86 Temple St., NEW HAVEN, Connecticut 6510
MARQUIS 16, 100 QUARRY ROAD, TRUMBULL, Connecticut 06611-
SOUTHINGTON SHOWCASE CINEMAS, 1821 MERIDEN WATERBURY ROAD, SOUTHINGTON, Connecticut 06489-
FAIRFIELD CINEMAS @ BULLARD SQ, 40 BLACKROCK TURNPIKE, FAIRFIELD, Connecticut 06430-
CRITERION AT GREENWICH PLAZA, 2 RAILROAD AVE, GREENWICH, Connecticut 06830-
REGENT, 64 NORTH MAIN STREET, NORWALK, Connecticut 06854-
CRITERION AT BLUE BACK SQUARE, 42 SOUTH MAIN STREET, WEST HARTFORD, Connecticut 06107-
CONNECTICUT POST 14 CINEMA DLX, 1201 BOSTON POST ROAD, MILFORD, Connecticut 06460-
NORTH HAVEN SHOWCASE CINEMAS, 550 UNIVERSAL DRIVE, NORTH HAVEN, Connecticut 06473-
BERLIN SHOWCASE CINEMAS, 19 FRONTAGE ROAD, BERLIN, Connecticut 06037-
BUCKLAND HILLS SHOWCASE CINEMA, 99 RED STONE ROAD, MANCHESTER, Connecticut 06045-
Digiplex Bloomfield 8, 863 Park Ave, Bloomfield, Connecticut 6002
ENFIELD CINEMAS 12, 90 ELM ST., ENFIELD, Connecticut 06082-

Massachusetts

REVERE SHOWCASE CINEMAS, 565 SQUIRE ROAD, REVERE, Massachusetts 02151-1866
WOBURN SHOWCASE CINEMAS, 25 MIDDLESEX CANAL PARKWAY, WOBURN, Massachusetts 01801-2201
PATRIOT SHIPYARD, 25 SHIPYARD DRIVE, HINGHAM, Massachusetts 02043-
Regent Threatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington, Massachusetts 2474
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH SHOWCASE CI, 640 SOUTH WASHINGTON STREET, NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Massachusetts 02760-
BLACKSTONE VALLEY, INTERSTATE OF RT. 146 AND 122A, MILLBURY, Massachusetts 01527-
LOWELL SHOWCASE CINEMAS, 32 REISS AVENUE, LOWELL, Massachusetts 01853-
EMBASSY CINEMA, 16 PINE STREET, WATHAM, Massachusetts 02453-
CINEMA DE LUX LEGACY PLACE, 670 LEGACY PLACE, DEDHAM, Massachusetts 02026-
Whaler’s Wharf Cinema, 241 Commercial Street, Provincetown, Massachusetts 2657
RANDOLPH SHOWCASE CINEMAS, 73 MAZZEO DR., RANDOLPH, Massachusetts 02368-
PATRIOT PLACE 14, 24 PATRIOT PLACE, FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts 02035-
Cape Cinema, 35 Hope Lane, Dennis, Massachusetts 2638
WORCESTER NORTH SHOWCASE CINE, 135 BROOKS STREET, WORCESTER, Massachusetts 1606
WEST SPRINGFIELD SHOWCASE CINE, 864 RIVERDALE STREET, WEST SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts 01089-0580
SEEKONK RTE.6 SHOWCASE CINEMAS, 100 COMMERCE WAY, SEEKONK, Massachusetts 02771-
PATRIOT HANOVER MALL, 1775 WASHINGTON STREET, HANOVER, Massachusetts 02339-

New Jersey

BELLEVUE CINEMA 4, 260 BELLEVUE AVE., UPPER MONTCLAIR, New Jersey 07043-
Digiplex Rialto Theater, 250 East Broad Street, Westfield, New Jersey 7090
SHOWCASE AT THE RITZ CENTER, 900 HADDONFIELD-BERLIN RD, VORHEES, New Jersey 08043-
TOWNE STADIUM 16, 6733 BLACK HORSE PIKE, EGG HARBOR TWP., New Jersey 08234-
RIO STADIUM 8, 3801 ROUTE 9 SOUTH SUITE 1, RIO GRANDE, New Jersey 08242-
PARSIPPANY CINEMA 12, 3165 ROUTE 46, PARSIPPANY, New Jersey 07054-
MIDDLEBROOK GALLERIA 10, 1502 ROUTE 35 SOUTH, OCEAN, New Jersey 07712-
CLEARVIEW HOBOKEN CINEMAS, 1327 ADAMS STREET, HOBOKEN, New Jersey 07030-
READING CINEMAS MANVILLE 12, 180 NORTH MAIN STREET, MANVILLE, New Jersey 08835-
HAZLET MULTIPLEX CINEMAS, 2187 HIGHWAY 35, HAZLET, New Jersey 07730-
EDGEWATER 16 MULTIPLEX CINEMAS, 339 RIVER ROAD, EDGEWATER, New Jersey 07020-
Digiplex Cranford, 25 North Avenue, Cranford, New Jersey 07016-
SOUTH COVE STADIUM 10, 191 LEFANTE WAY, BAYONNE, New Jersey 07002-
TOWN CENTER PLAZA MULTIPLEX, 319 ROUTE 130 NORTH, EAST WINDSOR, New Jersey 08520-

New York

PAVILION THEATRE 9, 188 PROSPECT PARK WEST, BROOKLYN, New York 11215-
Time & Space Limited , 434 Columbia St, Hudson, New York 12534
The Walton Theatre, 31 Gardiner Pl, Walton, New York 13856
COBBLE HILL CINEMA 5, 265 COURT STREET, BROOKLYN, New York 11231-
SPECTRUM 8 , 290 DELAWARE AVE., ALBANY, New York 12209
CINEMA THEATER , 957 South Clinton Avenue , Rochester, New York 14620
KEW GARDENS CINEMA 6, 81-05 LEFFERTS BLVD., KEW GARDENS, New York 11415-
FIRST & 62nd CINEMAS, 400 EAST 62nd ST., NEW YORK, New York 10021-
CITY CENTER 15 CINEMA DELUX, 19 MAMARONECK AVE., WHITE PLAINS, New York 10601-
CINEMA DE LUX RIDGE HILL 12, 29 FITZGERALD ST. @ RIDGE HILL, YONKERS, New York 10710-
ISLAND 16 CINEMA DE LUX, 185 MORRIS AVE., HOLTSVILLE, New York 11742-
LAKEWOOD CINEMA 8, 171-3 FAIRMOUNT AVE W., LAKEWOOD, New York 14750-
BROADWAY MULTIPLEX CINEMAS, 955 BROADWAY MALL, HICKSVILLE, New York 11801-
86TH STREET CINEMA, 210 EAST 86TH STREET, NEW YORK, New York 10028-
CHELSEA CINEMAS, 260 WEST 23rd ST., NEW YORK, New York 10011-
CENTRAL PLAZA CINEMAS, 2630 CENTRAL PARK AVE., YONKERS, New York 10710-
PORT WASHINGTON CINEMAS 7, 116 MAIN STREET, PORT WASHINGTON, New York 11050-
NEW CITY CINEMAS 6, 202 SOUTH MAIN STREET, NEW CITY, New York 10956-
ZIEGFELD THEATRE, 141 WEST 54th STREET, NEW YORK, New York 10019-
VILLAGE EAST CINEMA 7, 181-189 2ND AVENUE, NEW YORK, New York 10003-
AMHERST THEATRE, 3500 MAIN STREET, BUFFALO, New York 14226-
EASTERN HILLS CINEMA, 4545 TRANSIT RD., WILLIAMSVILLE, New York 14221-
LINDEN BLVD. MULTIPLEX CINEMAS, 2784 LINDEN BLVD., BROOKLYN, New York 11208-
WHITESTONE MULTIPLEX CINEMAS, 2505 BRUCKNER BOULEVARD, BRONX, New York 10465-1003
CROSS COUNTY MULTIPLEX CINEMAS, 2 SOUTH DRIVE, YONKERS, New York 10704-
ALL WESTCHESTER/SAW MILL, 151 SAW MILL RIVER RD., HAWTHORNE, New York 10532-1505
FARMINGDALE MULTIPLEX CINEMAS, 1001 BROAD HOLLOW ROAD, FARMINGDALE, New York 11735-
MCKINLEY 6 THEATRES, 3701 MCKINLEY PKWY, BLASDELL, New York 14219-
COLLEGE POINT MULTIPLEX, 28-55 ULMER ST., WHITESTONE, New York 11357-
FLIX SUPER MOVIEPLEX, 4901 TRANSIT ROAD, LANCASTER, New York 14043-
GREENBURGH MULTIPLEX, 320 SAWMILL RIVER RD., ELMSFORD, New York 10523-
JAMAICA CENTER MULTIPLEX, 159-02 JAMAICA AVE, JAMAICA, New York 11432
BOW TIE MOVIELAND, 400 STATE ST, SCHENECTADY, New York 12305-

Pennsylvania

CARMIKE PITTSBURGH 10, 700 FORT COUCH RD, PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania 15241-
DELMONT WYNNSONG 12, 401 VINE ST. HOLLYWOOD SQARE, DELMONT, Pennsylvania 15626-
CARMIKE GREENSBURG 15, ROUTE 30, GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania 15601-
BRADFORD MAIN ST. MOVIE HOUSE, 123 MAIN ST., BRADFORD, Pennsylvania 16701-
POTTSTOWN 12, 110 UPLAND SQUARE DRIVE, STOWE, Pennsylvania 19464-
MONTGOMERYVILLE 10, 750 MONTGOMERYVILLE GLEN DRIVE, LANSDALE, Pennsylvania 19446-
UNIVERSITY CITY 6, 4012 WALNUT STREET, PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania 19104-
PITTSBURGH NORTH SHOWCASE CINE, 9700 MCKNIGHT RD., MCCANDLESS, Pennsylvania 15237-6009
The Hiway Theatre, 212 Old York Road , Jenkintown, Pennsylvania 19046
QUEENSGATE YORK STADIUM 13, 2067 SPRINGWOOD ROAD, YORK, Pennsylvania 17403-
GETTYSBURG STADIUM 10, 1865 GETTYSBURG VILLAGE DRIVE, GETTYSBURG, Pennsylvania 17325-
Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010
CARMIKE ALLENTOWN 16, 1700 CATASAUQUA, ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania 18103-
PROMENADE 16, 2085 CENTER VALLEY PARKWAY, CENTER VALLEY, Pennsylvania 18034-
ANTHONY WAYNE THEATRE, 109 WEST LANCASTER AVE., WAYNE, Pennsylvania 19087-
RITZ EAST, 125 SOUTH SECOND STREET, PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania 19106-


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