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Beatles’ ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ heads back to big screen

Beatles’ ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ heads back to big screen

BACK TO THE BIG SCREEN:The Beatles, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and John Lennon, have their hair combed by stylists on the set of their first movie production, "A Hard Day's Night," at Twickenham Film Studios in Middlesex, outside London, England, on March 12, 1964. The hair stylists, who have parts in the film, are, from left, Patti Boyd, 19, Tina Williams, 17, Pru Bury, 22, and Susan Whitman, 17. Photo: Associated Press

The Beatles’ beloved film “A Hard Day’s Night” is heading back to cinemas in celebration of the 50th anniversary of its premiere.

The British band’s comedy-musical debuted in 1964 at London’s Pavilion Theatre during the height of Beatlemania and to mark the milestone, studio bosses have decided to re-release a restored version of the movie in 50 cities across the U.S.

Directed by Richard Lester, the film was shot for just $500,000 but went on to gross more than $12 million.

The newly restored version premiered earlier this month at the TCM Classic Movie Film Festival in Hollywood, just months after Lester received a career achievement award from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association in January.

“A Hard Day’s Night” is set to be released on Independence Day weekend, and run for a week.

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