Cobb+Co Museum farewells Beatles exhibition with A Hard Day’s Night

05 January 2015

Cobb+Co Museum will farewell the very popular The Beatles 1964 Australian Tour exhibition with a starlight screening of their first movie, A Hard Day’s Night and a tribute by Volkswagen Beetle owners on Saturday 7 February 2015.

Museum Director Deborah Bailey said this is the last chance to see Queensland’s only exhibition celebrating 50 years since the Beatles toured Australia.

“It all began when local enthusiast and collector Jeff Black approached us about his collection of 1964 tour memorabilia. Initially we were just looking at creating a display in a cabinet, then it grew to a large display case but Jeff had so many objects and so much knowledge and passion, that it became a full exhibition.”

“The exhibition has not only created a lot of interest and nostalgia but has also uncovered even more memorabilia from the tour including authentic autographs and photographic evidence of a rumoured secret trip to Mount Tambourine.”

Arts Minister Ian Walker said Toowoomba was the only place in Queensland to host the exhibition.

“It features footage of the band in concert, photos, original Brisbane Festival Hall seats, cups, plates and bracelets,” Mr Walker said.

“It’s not only been a great cultural event for the city of Toowoomba, but a great event for local economy which will benefit from the influx of tourists in the area,” he said.

To really give The Beatles exhibition a fitting send off, Cobb+Co Museum is calling for all Volkswagen Beetle owners to come down to the Museum at 5.30pm on Saturday 7 February 2015.

“We are hoping to have 50 Volkswagen Beetles on display to celebrate 50 years since The Beatles toured Australia.”

Tickets to the starlight screening of A Hard Day’s Night will cost $10 pre-purchase online or $15 on the night. The movie will screen at 7.30pm and Beatles collector Jeff Black will give an introduction. There will also be gourmet food and drink also available for purchase.

Bring a picnic blanket (or chair), a group of friends and enjoy what has been described by critics as ‘one of the most deliriously entertaining movies of all time.”

The Beatles 1964 Australian Tour exhibition at Cobb+Co Museum will close on 8 February 2015.

Find out more at www.cobbandco.qm.qld.gov.au or by calling 07 4659 4900.

Cobb+Co Museum, part of the Queensland Museum Network, located in Lindsay Street, Toowoomba. The Museum is open daily 10am – 4pm, except Good Friday, Anzac Day and Christmas Day. Thanks to Toowoomba Regional Council; entry is free to all council residents on presentation of proof of address.

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