IMAX screenings of Beatles' rooftop performance attract big crowds

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jan. 30 screenings of The Beatles' 1969 Apple rooftop performance excerpted from Peter Jackson's "The Beatles' Get Back" documentary attracted "near sell-out crowds" in 70 IMAX theaters across the U.S. and in London.

According to Imax, a majority of Sunday’s locations were sold out in cities including New York, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Charlotte, St. Paul, Pittsburgh, San Antonio and Cleveland. The special even generated roughly $500,000 in grosses.

The Beatles: Get Back — The Rooftop Performance will play exclusively in select Imax locations across the globe over the Feb. 11-13 weekend. The concert footage was digitally remastered with proprietary Imax technology.

“Peter Jackson edited this together so that you can see the concert in its full glory,” says Imax Entertainment president Megan Colligan. “And the turnout shows the power of coming together in a theater even though it’s on Disney+.”