Abbey Road’s Studio 1, home of the forthcoming Abbey Road Film Festival
For the first time, the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London will open to the public to present a two-week season of films scored at Abbey Road during the inaugural Abbey Road Film Festival.
Beginning March 19 and running through April 3, Abbey Road’s expansive Studio 1 will be transformed into a fully functioning cinema, screening selections from the more than 150 major feature films scored at Abbey Road during the last 25 years.
The event opens with the first movie scored there in 1981, Steven Spielberg’s classic Raiders of the Lost Ark, featuring the score by John Williams. Other films to be shown include all three of The Lord of the Rings films (Director: Peter Jackson/ Composer: Howard Shore), The Last Emperor (Director: Bernardo Bertolucci/Composers: David Byrne/Ryuichi Sakamoto), Aliens (Director: James Cameron/Composer: James Horner), The Talented Mr Ripley (Director: Anthony Minghella/Composer: Gabriel Yared), Gangs of New York (Director: Martin Scorsese/Composer: Howard Shore), Hilary and Jackie (Director: Anand Tucker/Composer: Barrington Pheloung).
Highlighting Abbey Road’s special association with The Beatles, there will also be rare screenings of A Hard Day’s Night (Director: Dick Lester) and Yellow Submarine (Director: George Dunning) and Backbeat (Director: Iain Softley/Composer: Don Was).
Screenings will be held daily at noon, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale February 3. For more information, visit www.abbeyroad.com.