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On Oct. 5, 1962, a precocious rock ’n’ roll quartet named the Beatles released its debut single, “Love Me Do.” The free-spirited music and irresistible charm of the four lads from Liverpool would go on to invade America and change the world.

To celebrate the historic half-centennial of the Fab Four’s first record, CinemaKC joyfully presents “All You Need Is Love (Me Do): The 50th Anniversary Beatles Bash” on screen and on stage Friday, Oct. 5, at the Screenland Armour Theatre, 408 Armour Road, North Kansas City. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $10.

See the groundbreaking rock ’n’ roll movie, “A Hard Day’s Night,” starring John, Paul, George and Ringo in all of their early glory, and featuring director Richard Lester’s pioneering “music videos” of the Beatles decades before MTV. Screens at 7 and 10 p.m.

Hear local tribute band Abbey Road at 8:30 p.m. performing classics from the Beatles’ enduring catalogue of hits, which set the bar for rock bands everywhere by achieving astonishing commercial success and equally amazing art. And you can dance to it!

You’ll also be able to:

  • Meet legendary Kansas City rock radio personality Dick Wilson of 94.9 KCMO-FM.
  • Play the Beatles Bash swag raffle ($5 a ticket) offering must-have mop-top prizes.
  • Visit dealer tables featuring Beatles records, books, clothes and other collectibles.

Fast Facts:

  • What: “All You Need Is Love (Me Do): The 50th Anniversary Beatles Bash”
  • When: Party starts at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5
  • Where: Screenland Armour Theatre, 408 Armour Road, North Kansas City
  • Why: Fall fundraiser for CinemaKC in support of Missouri and Kansas filmmakers
  • Advance tickets: Available at screenland.com/armour

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About CinemaKC (cinemakc.com)
CinemaKC is a Missouri-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating an actual and virtual space for members of the film community in Missouri and Kansas. The group’s mission is to recognize talent and build audiences while growing the reputation for quality studio and independent motion pictures by the professional film community in Kansas and Missouri.

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CinemaKC’s Strategic Partners include ArtsKC, Film Commission of Greater Kansas City, Blackberry Castle Productions, Film Society of Greater Kansas City, Independent Filmmaker’s Coalition, Kansas City Film Critics Circle, Kansas City FilmFest, Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee, Kansas City Fringe Festival, Kansas City Screenwriters, Kansas City Urban Film Festival, Kansas City Women in Film and TV, Kansas Film Commission, Kansas International Film Festival, Missouri Film Commission, Missouri Motion Media Association, Reel Spirit, Tallgrass Film Festival, Thank You Walt Disney, UMKC Film Department, University of Kansas Film and Media Studies, Variety the Children’s Charity of Greater Kansas City and Women of the Motion Picture Industry.

CinemaKC’s Business Alliance includes Allied Integrated Marketing, Allied Theatre Craft, American Heartland Theatre, Bazillion Animation, BicMedia, Boulevard Digital Drive-In Theatre, Haywood Marketing Communications, Kansas City Area Development Council, KC Stage Magazine, KC Studio, Mile Deep Films, Print Tekk, Prizm Productions, Screenland Armour, Screenland Crossroads, Screenland Crown Center, StagePort KC, Substream Music & Sound Design and T2.

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