UK premiere of the “Let It Be” film

Wednesday, May 20, 1970
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Liverpool Gaumont Cinema and the London Pavilion

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Let It Be

1970 • For The Beatles • Directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg

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The film Let It Be was premiered in Liverpool and London, but none of the Beatles turned up to see it.

The film had its première on Wednesday 20 May 1970 and although The Beatles didn’t attend, some figures of their world were present: Cynthia Lennon and Jane Asher, Richard Lester, Mary Hopkin, several members of The Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac.

Wednesday May 20 The Let It Be film opens today in Britain with special simultaneous Gala North–South premiere events. In the South, crowds surge upon the London Pavilion where guests include Spike Milligan, Mary Hopkin, Julie Felix, Sir Joseph Lockwood, Richard Lester, Simon Dee, Julie Edge and Lulu. Not to mention fifty dancing members of the Hare Krishna group and various members of The Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac pop groups. Most noticeable in the crowd are women no longer involved with The Beatles, John’s ex-wife Cynthia Lennon and, two years after her split from Paul, the actress Jane Asher. Before entering the cinema, Spike is playfully pictured by the press, alongside the police, trying to hold back the large excited crowds. At the conclusion of its first week at the 1,004-seat cinema, where Let It Be was screened a total of 41 times, the film nets approximately £6,229. Brian Millwood, on behalf of UA, announces: “We’re happy with the start made by the film. It’s by no means the biggest take for the house, but it’s nevertheless good.” Let It Be will run at the London Pavilion for five weeks until Tuesday June 23, when it is replaced by the Mick Jagger film Ned Kelly. Meanwhile in Liverpool, the northern premiere takes place with a comparatively quiet, invitation only, event at the Gaumont in Camden Street, London Road. (The screenings at both cinemas commence at 8:45pm.) Let It Be will eventually go on to be released in 100 major cities around the world.

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From B33498 – The Beatles 1970 Let It Be London Premiere Invitation (UK) – Tracks – An extremely rare invitation for the Gala Premiere of The Beatles film ‘Let It Be’ that took place at the London Pavilion, Piccadilly Circus, London on 20th May 1970. The invitation measures 13.75cm x 12.5cm (5.4 inches x 4.5 inches). The condition is very good plus.
From B33498 – The Beatles 1970 Let It Be London Premiere Invitation (UK) – Tracks – An extremely rare invitation for the Gala Premiere of The Beatles film ‘Let It Be’ that took place at the London Pavilion, Piccadilly Circus, London on 20th May 1970. The invitation measures 13.75cm x 12.5cm (5.4 inches x 4.5 inches). The condition is very good plus.
From B27593 – The Beatles 1970 Let It Be Premiere Ticket Stub (UK) 1st Payment £400.00 – Tracks – A ticket stub for the premiere of The Beatles film ‘Let It Be’ that took place at the Gaumont Cinema, Liverpool on 20th May 1970. STALLS. Seat T15. The stub measures 13.75cm x 11.5cm (5.4 inches x 4.5 inches). There is an Apple records stamp on the reverse. The ticket has a light crease across it and a tape stain on the top left corner. The condition is very good.

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