Four young Englishmen board a train on their way to give a televised concert, perform an impromptu song in the baggage car, have witty encounters “in a train and a room, and a car and a room, and a room and a room” and finally sing to an audience of screaming, happy fans.
If you’re of a certain age or love the band, you know immediately that’s the plot of “A Hard Day’s Night” starring The Beatles.
The day-in-a-life story, filmed in black and white, is full of favorite early songs, including “And I Love Her,” “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “I’m Happy Just to Dance With You,” “If I Fell,” the instrumental version of “This Boy” and the title song.
The funny and touching fab musical turns 50 years old on Sunday and a restored print and remastered soundtrack version is being shown in theaters nationwide this weekend to celebrate. Screenings are planned at the Grand Cinema in Tacoma and the Capitol Theater in Olympia.
Don’t be surprised if a few patrons scream — or maybe shed bittersweet tears — during the charming end credits.