Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Academy to Premiere Restoration of 1963 Musical Comedy "Bye Bye Birdie"
Beverly Hills, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will premiere a new digital restoration of “Bye Bye Birdie” on Wednesday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Hosted by film critic Stephen Farber, the evening will feature a Digital Cinema presentation with a newly restored 4-channel stereo soundtrack, followed by an onstage discussion with special guests Ann-Margret and Bobby Rydell.
Just five years after Elvis Presley was drafted into the army, the satirical “Bye Bye Birdie” had already been written, staged on Broadway, and turned into a film.