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A Weekend of Beatles Movies!  I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND, MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR, A HARD DAYS NIGHT and more!


IT WAS 40 YEARS AGO TODAY THAT THE BEATLES CAME TO TOWN AND PLAYED!

A weekend-long celebration of the Beatles in remembrance of their final concert appearance in San Francisco!

candlestick posterSan Francisco, CA - August 26-27, 2006 - Bay Area Film Events (BAFE) and the Castro Theatre present a 40th anniversary appreciation of those FAB days of Beatlemania for two days of Beatles films, guests, memorabilia and music!

And in the end . . .
Forty years ago, on August 29, 1966, the Beatles came to the Bay Area on the last day of their 1966 concert tour. Though it was in their minds, no one knew that this concert would be a historic occasion. It was after this concert that The Beatles announced that they would quit touring and concentrate on studio recordings, starting a period in their careers which would forever shape the landscape of popular music for generations to come.

And so, August 29, 1966 would be the final public concert for the most popular band in the history of music.


They were never going in and out of style, but always guaranteed to raise a smile . . .
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Now, on August 26-27, 2006, Bay Area Film Events and the Castro Theatre present a 40th anniversary appreciation of those FAB days of Beatlemania! Join BAFE for two days of Beatles films, guests, memorabilia and music! Guests are being contacted now and will be announced soon! A splendid time is guaranteed for all!

The local appeal of this anniversary in particular is certain to garner plenty of publicity and excitement as we work to bring the community together at the Castro as a focal point of what we hope to be a city-wide, and even region-wide, Beatles celebration!


Celebrate with a hard day’s night worth of music, movies and fun!

Planned events include:

Beatles Week! The city of San Francisco will be officially proclaiming the week of Bay Area Film Events’ Beatles: 40 Years Ago Today as “Beatles Week” in San Francisco! Join us on Friday, August 25 in front of The Hard Rock Café at Pier 39 for a proclamation ceremony and live music by The Sun Kings.

A Weekend of Beatles Movies!  I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND, MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR, A HARD DAYS NIGHT and more!


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The Sun Kings! Hear amazing Beatles tribute band The Sun Kings recreate the Beatles’ Candlestick concert live, playing a full set of Beatles hits and classics Saturday night and lead singer Drew Harrison provides a solo, acoustic tribute to John Lennon Sunday night!

John Lennon Tribute! Sunday night will feature a special tribute to John Lennon and also give the audience a special preview of the new Lionsgate film, THE U.S. VS. JOHN LENNON, set for a San Francisco premier on September 29. Bay Area Film Events brings you clips from the film as well as special prize give-aways!

As part of our special John Lennon tribute, Sun Kings lead singer Drew Harrison will perform a solo, acoustic set of John Lennon songs guaranteed to provide everyone in the audience with a little Instant Karma!

Drew Harrison is a genuine troubadour. Born in New York City, naturally drawn to music, his childhood nursery rhyme was Dear Prudence and his adolescent superheroes: Stevie Wonder, Elton John and John Lennon.

His plans of becoming a brain surgeon were usurped by dreams of being a rock star and making a difference, in the footsteps of Lennon. His first serious original group was New Religion. His next original group was TED302, a local San Francisco band that put out the CD "The Honesty Convention". "It was a great group and we worked our asses off, trying to make it. Along with music he took an interest in acting, becoming involved in theatre and film.

He currently performs solo in the Bay Area, and also with The Sun Kings, a Beatles musical tribute (and wouldn’t you know it – singing Lennon) while finishing up a degree at UC Berkeley. His CD "Go It Alone" is a result of an intense period, filled with rawness and emotion. It’s just his voice and acoustic guitar, baring his soul lyrically and vocally. He has the ability to translate the comedies and tragedies of life into a warm amalgam of sounds. A seamless transition between rock, folk and blues, his music is intense and sincere.

 

Special Saturday Guest Host: Martin Lewis!

British-born, US-based radio host Martin Lewis is considered among the world's leading Beatles scholars.

His 39-year history of Beatles-related work as a writer, radio host, producer, publicist and marketing strategist commenced in 1967 when, as an enthusiastic teenager, he was engaged to compile the discography for Hunter Davies' official biography of The Beatles. He has produced several Beatles-related projects including the DVD Edition of "A Hard Day's Night" - he was Associate Producer of the DVD "The Ed Sullivan Shows Featuring The Beatles" - and he wrote, hosted and produced the only TV documentary made about the Beatles' Anthology project - "Re-Meet The Beatles!" (E! - 1995)

 


Candlestick Anniversary Beatles Party at the Hard Rock Cafe! Join BAFE and The Sun Kings for a special Beatles event on Tuesday, August 29 as we celebrate the official anniversary day of their final concert. Additional details are coming!

Beatles Bazaar! Bring your dollars or pounds and shop for rare Beatles items in our upstairs Beatles Bazaar. Find that elusive Beatles record, toy, lunch box or that mop-top Beatles wig you’ve been looking for!

Escape with The Beatles! Raffle for a one-night stay at the Cabana Hotel’s Beatles Room in Palo Alto and a special Beatles prize package! Other prizes will be given away. Details and online raffle ticket sales will be coming soon! Raffle to benefit Little Kids Rock, an organization providing free musical instruments to schools in San Francisco!

 

Special Beatles Rate at Radisson Fisherman's Wharf

 August 25 and 26 $169.00 per room per night August 27-31  $139.00 per room per night Parking special $10.00 per car per night

Guests must call  toll free #1-/877-497-1212 or 415-392-6700 to place their reservation. They should ask for the Beatles week rate. Online reservations : guest must go to our link make a reservation using as promotional code BEATL.   



Prizes, Merchandise, Give-Aways and More Surprises!

Please check the schedule for details and times
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