Beatles’ ‘Yellow Submarine’ to dock at Criterion

BAR HARBOR — An icon of psychedelic pop culture, The Beatles’Yellow Submarine,” will be screened at The Criterion Theatre on Saturday and Sunday, July 14 and 15, at 7 p.m.

In April of 2018, The Beatles’ 1968 animated feature film was released to theaters across North America in celebration of its 50th anniversary this July. “Once upon a time, or maybe twice, there was an unearthly paradise called Pepperland, 80,000 leagues under the sea it lay, a place where beauty, happiness, and music reign supreme,” said a press release.

“But beyond all the glorious music, ‘Yellow Submarine’ is a landmark in animation, with Heinz Edelmann’s inspired art direction conjuring up a nonstop parade of wildly different styles and techniques. From the paper-doll residents of Pepperland, to the tinted photography of the soot covered roofs and smokestacks Liverpool, the menagerie of fanciful characters in the Sea of Monsters, the kaleidoscopic colour-splashed rotoscoping of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, the vertigo inducing op-art of the Sea of Holes, and the triumphant euphony of the It’s All Too Much finale, the film is simply a joy.”

All tickets cost $6. Visit

The 1932 Criterion Theatre is Bar Harbor’s nonprofit historic performing arts and movie house. Visit

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