Beatles Story to celebrate A Hard Day’s Night

In July 1964 The Beatles film A Hard Day’s Night was released and now The Beatles Story Museum in Liverpool is to unveil a special exhibition and charity screening to mark the 60th anniversary. Tony McDonough reports

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A scene from The Beatles film A Hard Day’s Night, released 60 years ago


60 years ago A Hard Day’s Night was released and The Beatles Story Museum is to mark the anniversary with a special exhibition and charity screening of the movie.

Directed by Richard Lester and written by Alun Owen, A Hard Day’s Night was a musical comedy film starring the Fab Four that captured the band’s hectic lifestyle as they navigated a day of chaotic misadventures and the rise of Beatlemania.

The album was released in the UK on July 10, 1964, and was the first Beatles album to consist of entirely original material.

On the same day the Northern premiere of the movie, which was held in Liverpool’s Odeon Cinema just four days following the first UK premiere in London.

Now The Beatles Story in the Royal Albert Dock is to offer a special exhibition to mark the anniversary which is open to the public from Thursday, July 11. On the day before, July 10, a charity VIP screening of the film will be held at the Odeon in Liverpool ONE.

This is being held in partnership with Cavern City Tours (owners of The Cavern Club), Hard Days Night Hotel and Strawberry Field. Click here to buy tickets which are priced at £20.

With the support of collectors Bruce and Martha Karsh, the exhibit has been inspired by Mark Lewisohn’s book The Beatles A Hard Day’s Night: A Private Archive which was based on the extensive archive of the couple.

What can you expect to see in the special exhibition?

Step on set and become immersed in recreations of key scenes from the movie. Walk onto the platform at Marylebone Station and relive iconic clips from the film.

Come face-to-face with pieces of original memorabilia from 1964, including a very rare copy of the A Hard Day’s Night album signed on the front by all four Beatles, as well as original movie posters, lobby cards and cinema tickets.

The Beatles Story has worked with tailor Gordon Millings to recreate the silver-grey suits worn by the Fab Four in the final scenes of the film using the original patterns drawn in 1964.

They were created as part of a collection of around 30 outfits for the movie by Gordon and his father Dougie Millings. Dougie was known as “the Beatles’ tailor” and made more than 500 outfits for the band including their iconic collarless jackets in 1962/63.

Dougie’s association with the band even continued into the 1970s, and he created the suits for Wings’ Band on the Run album cover.


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The Beatles in the film A Hard Day’s Night in 1964


Mary Chadwick, general manager of The Beatles Story, added: “60 years on, A Hard Day’s Night still captures that special Beatles magic and the wild excitement of the Beatlemania era.

“We’re really excited to unveil this special exhibition, where fans can relive the film’s essence and see original memorabilia and meticulously recreated costumes first-hand.

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“It’s a privilege to support the Strawberry Field charity through our one-night-only charity screening at The Odeon Cinema, and we hope this event will make a real difference.”

Entrance to the special exhibition is included in the price of a standard Beatles Story ticket purchased online at

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