World première of Help!

The Beatles’ second film Help! had its royal première at the London Pavilion, Piccadilly Circus, London.

Ten thousand fans gathered outside to see the group arrive in a black Rolls-Royce. Inside the Pavilion they met Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon, who had delayed their summer holiday for the event.

After the screening The Beatles attended a party at the Orchid Room of the Dorchester Hotel.

As the première was taking place Help! went on general release in a number of seaside towns across England, including Barnstaple, Brighton, Clacton, Lowestoft, Plymouth, Ramsgate, Weymouth and Working.

The BBC television show Top Of The Pops also showed a clip from the film on this evening.

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