The Doors ‘Live at the Bowl 68’ Special Edition hitting movie theaters

One night event to feature a conversation with John Densmore and Robby Krieger with new footage

Trafalgar Releasing is proud to announce that on November 4th, in celebration of 50 years of The Doors’ legendary album LA Woman, The Doors: Live At The Bowl ’68 Special Edition will transform movie theaters worldwide into concert venues giving fans the closest experience to being there live alongside Jim Morrison, John Densmore, Robby Krieger, and Ray Manzarek. In addition to viewing the full concert film, this special event includes extras filmed exclusively for the big screen: a new musical performance of Densmore and Krieger with special guests, plus a conversation with Densmore, Krieger, and the band’s manager, Jeff Jampol.

On July 5, 1968, The Doors lit up the storied stage of the Hollywood Bowl with a legendary performance that is widely considered to be the band’s finest captured on film. Performing on the back of their third album release, Waiting For The Sun, and the US No. 1 single, “Hello, I Love You,” the quartet had been honing their live performances over the previous two years and were in absolute peak form.

This theatrical “Special Edition” release creates an in-cinema experience for fans like no other. The film has been remastered in stunning Dolby Atmos (where available) and 5.1 surround sound by Bruce Botnick, the original engineer and mixer for The Doors, who recorded the live performance at the Hollywood Bowl in 1968 and co-produced LA Woman. The Doors: Live At The Bowl ’68 Special Edition features the concert in its entirety, including “Hello, I Love You,” “The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat),” “Light My Fire,” “The End,” and more.

“The magic that has been done to enhance the picture and sound quality of this show will make everyone feel as though they have a front-row seat at the Hollywood Bowl,” Krieger shares.

“We are thrilled to bring fans of The Doors together in cinemas worldwide to share in a much-needed concert experience,” states Kymberli Frueh, SVP of Programming and Content Acquisitions at Trafalgar Releasing. “The 50-year celebration of L.A. WOMAN was a perfect opportunity to capture a brand-new performance with current band members, reminisce on that era, and share memories from the legendary concert.”

The event will be screened in cinemas around the world for one night only on November 4th. Public tickets are on sale beginning on September 21 at TheDoorsFilm.com where fans can find the most up-to-date information regarding participating theaters and sign up for event alerts.

Rhino will also be celebrating The Doors this fall with the release of LA Woman (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) on December 3rd. The 3 CD/1 LP set expands the band’s legendary sixth and last studio album with more than two hours of newly remixed audio, taken from the original multitrack session tapes, by album producer & engineer Bruce Botnick.

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