"A Hard Day's Night" Film Heading Back To Theaters


The Beatles
' first film, "A Hard Day's Night" appears to be next in line for a 50th anniversary celebration.

The film -- whose script was nominated for an Academy Award -- has reportedly been restored and upgraded and will be shown in theaters around the world and made available for download on one day only on July 4. An upgraded and limited edition DVD and Blu-ray will go on sale July 21 in the U.K., with no U.S. release date yet.

"A Hard Day's Night," which debuted on July 6, 1964 in the U.K., is a comedy that makes light of Beatlemania as the group travels from Liverpool to London for a TV appearance. Among those appearing in the film are George Harrison's future wife, Patti Boyd, and Phil Collins as one of the fans in the concert sequence. Time magazine rated the Richard Lester-directed feature as one of the 100 best films of all time, as did the British Film Institute.