World première of The Magic Christian in London

6.00pm, Thursday 11 December 1969 (44 years ago)

Ringo Starr‘s second film, The Magic Christian, had its world première on this evening at the Odeon Theatre in Kensington, London.

The event was attended by Starr, George and Pattie Harrison, John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Also present was Princess Margaret.

Lennon and Ono both were black capes, and before the film held banners in the foyer proclaiming “Hanratty Is Innocent”.

The Magic Christian, which also starred Peter Sellers, had its US première in Los Angeles on 29 January 1970. There was also a New York première on 11 February that year.

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