Beginning July 10, drive-in movie theaters across the United States and Canada will host a special screening engagement of The Rolling Stones: Havana Moon, a production of a Stones gig in Havana, Cuba in 2016.
At the time, the show was a groundbreaking achievement for the Stones, the largest open-air rock concert to be held in the country of Cuba.
Said Paul Dugdale, the director of the Havana Moon film, on its drive-in engagement:
“I’m so thrilled that Havana Moon has found its way back onto the big screen, particularly during such a strange time for live music. The Rolling Stones concert was the first of its kind in Havana, and I hope the unprecedented absence of live music during the COVID-19 crisis means this film brings almost as much elation and joy to those watching it now through CineLife as it did the people of Havana back on that special night. Turn it up loud!”
The logistics of the film screening via CineLife will adhere to local and national COVID-19 guidelines for public events, and additional details are available at this link, which also provides more about Havana Moon:
Directed by Paul Dugdale (Adele, Coldplay) this epic, record breaking concert is packed with hits and classic tracks. Filmed at the end of the América Latina Olé Tour, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood performed a truly spectacular set to an estimated 1.2 million adoring fans.
The highly anticipated free show attracted a huge audience in the same week as President Obama became the first serving US President to visit Cuba in 88 years. TV News reported that Obama was ‘the warm up act’ for the Rolling Stones and Obama paid tribute to the Stones in his first speech to the world’s media in Havana. As the Stones took to the stage under a perfect ‘Havana Moon’ for a show that will forever go down in history books as a life changing moment for a country on the brink of change, there was nothing that was going to come between the band and their fans, including the Vatican in Rome, who had objected to rock n roll in Havana on Good Friday.