ABKCO Films in collaboration with Screenvision Media will present screenings of the iconic 1968 concert film The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus in select theatres April 1, 3, 4, and 5. Among the cities included are New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Dallas.
The live concert special’s restoration has been sourced from the 35mm internegative and will be presented in both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos sound, enabling the audience to experience the concert almost as if they were there in 1968. The 4K-restoration beautifully captures and recreates this historic event, creating a truly unique and immersive experience that fans won’t be able to get anywhere else.
Directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus was originally conceived as a BBC-TV special and was filmed before a live London audience in 1968. The film centers around the original lineup of The Rolling Stones—Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Charlie Watts, and Billy Wyman—who serve as the show’s hosts and featured attraction. It stars the band performing fan favorite classics like Jumpin’ Jack Flash and You Can’t Always Get What You Want, as well as extraordinary live performances by The Who, Jethro Tull, and more.
This performance marks the first musical concert in which John Lennon performed before an audience outside The Beatles, as part of supergroup The Dirty Mac, which also included music legends Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, and Mitch Mitchell. The Rolling Stone Rock and Roll Circus is also the only time Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath performed with Jethro Tull, and the last time Brian Jones would perform with The Rolling Stones in front of an audience.
“We are thrilled to share the incredible The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus with moviegoers and music fans for this limited engagement,” said Darryl Schaffer, executive vice president of operations and exhibitor relations, Screenvision Media. “We think it’s the perfect time to answer fans’ excitement and give them an unforgettable concert experience from the comfort of their local movie theatres.”
For more information on The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus or to purchase tickets and view trailer visit www.rockandrollcircusthefilm.com.