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The Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour

The Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour

In September 1967, in the wake of the extraordinary impact of Sgt. Pepper, The Beatles made a film this time conceived and directed by them. Based on a loose unscripted narrative and in the spirit of the experimental mood of the time, the film became the vehicle to present 6 new songs: “Magical Mystery Tour”, “The Fool On The Hill”, “Flying”, “I Am The Walrus”, “Blue Jay Way” and “Your Mother Should Know”.

Magical Mystery Tour is a surreal take on the British tradition of a coach trip to the seaside, featuring John, Paul, George and Ringo as themselves along with an eccentric cast of characters played by professional actors. Other passengers were friends and associates with family invited along for the ride. They set off from London and headed west down the A30 to Cornwall where most of the film was shot.

Now, 45 years on, the virtually forgotten film has been fully restored and is being presented properly for the first time.

Dates / Times

This film was last shown at Showroom on 02 Oct 2012

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The Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour
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Director
The Beatles
Country
UK
Year
1967
Duration
84 mins
Cast
John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr