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Catch the Beatles and ‘Yellow Submarine’ tonight

It feels a bit self-serving, since I will be a minor part of the event, but I wanted to remind Beatles fans that a special 50th-anniversary screening of the animated movie "Yellow Submarine" — featuring the music of The Beatles — will be presented at 7:30 tonight at the Bing Crosby Theater.

The screening will be preceded by a 6:30 p.m. live taping of "Movies 101," the weekly Spokane Public Radio show that I co-host with Mary Pat Treuthart and Nathan Weinbender.

Here's the important news: The event, "SPR Goes to the Movies: Yellow Submarine," will feature a cleaned-up print — done frame-by-frame — and remastered sound to better hear familiar Beatles tunes such as "When I'm Sixty-Four" and lesser-known songs such as "Only a Northern Song."

It's always a treat for the Beatles fans among us to hear the group's music in a bona-fide concert hall. The fact that they're accompanied by a groundbreaking animated movie is a bonus.

Or so says the Walrus, goo goo g'joob.