The documentary The Who: Quadrophenia: Can You See the Real Me?, the story of the classic album, will be shown in theaters for one night only on July 24.
The Fathom Entertainment presentation takes fans on a riveting ride back to the 1970s when The Who’s creative musical genius was taking the world music stage by storm. Packed with never-before-seen stories, including the well-known onstage collapse of Keith Moon during the tour’s first show, the evening will also feature additional performances of songs from Quadrophenia including chart topper, Love Reign O’er Me. In a four-and-a-half star (out of five) review, Rolling Stone’s David Fricke said: “Quadrophenia, released in 1973, was a superior tale with more-taut songwriting; it was grounded in [Pete] Townshend"s memories of growing up angry, anguished and mod in the early Sixties, and produced with the panoramic tension of Who’s Next.”
Additionally, fans who attend the in-theater event may order the Quadrophenia: Director’s Cut box set with a free t-shirt at a special price of $99.98 for a limited time. The box features four CDs including two discs of original Pete Townshend demos, 5.1 audio DVD, a hardback book, 7” replica and much more.
“Bringing the story behind The Who’s larger-than-life album Quadrophenia to theater screens is an incredible way to share it with the band’s legion of fans, as well as a whole new generation,” said Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of NCM Fathom Events.