Trafalgar, Warner Bros. To Release Remastered ‘ABBA: The Movie’ Concert Film In May For Group’s 50th

Trafalgar Release And warner bros, Will present a digital remastered ABBA: film For two nights in May to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Swedish pop sensation.

The film was shot by director Lasse Hallström during the group’s hugely successful 1977 tour of Australia and was released for the first time that year. ABBA: The Movie – fan event “Will take attendees on a flashback journey to the 1970s when disco reigned supreme, and ABBA was international pop royalty,” the announcement said. Screenings will run in 450 theaters across the US and Canada on May 12 and 14.

The film stars members of ABBA, Annie-Frid Lingstad, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Agnetha Faltskog, and is a rare look at the group during the height of their popularity, including backstage footage as well as full-length performances of some of ABBA’s . Greatest hits including Dancing Queen and Name of the Game.

The film’s subplot is the mockumentary-style story of a country radio disc-jockey who attempts to have an interview with the band, while a dedicated bodyguard does everything he can to block it.

“It will be a fun event for fans to come together and experience ABBA on the big screen for the first time since its 1977 release,” said Kimberly Fruh, Trafalgar’s SVP of Programming and Content Acquisition. “We hope everyone digs deep into their closet to find vintage ’70s outfits to wear.”

ABBA: The Movie DCP was remastered over IP and scanned at 2K resolution. During the remastering process, dirt, scratches and stains were removed digitally and the audio was restored. The remaster was completed at Motion Picture Imaging on the Warner Bros. studio lot.

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