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Films shown at Abbey Road studios
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The Beatles recorded 90% of their hits at number 3 Abbey Road
London's legendary Abbey Road studios will be opening to the public for a series of film screenings next month.

Made famous by The Beatles, the studios are to be transformed into a temporary cinema for a two-week season of films which have been scored there.

The season opens on 19 March with Raiders Of The Lost Ark - the first movie scored at Abbey Road in 1981.

Beatles films A Hard Day's Night and Yellow Submarine will end the season.

Historic recording

The season will also include The Talented Mr Ripley, The Lord Of The Rings trilogy and Gangs Of New York.

"In these unique surroundings, the season will give a glimpse of the role that Abbey Road plays in maintaining London's pre-eminence as the world'sgreatest centre for film scoring," a spokesman said.

Sir Edward Elgar conducted the historic recording of Land of Hope and Glory by the London Symphony Orchestra at the opening of Studio 1 in 1931.

Since then the studios in St John's Wood, north west London, have played host to hundreds of best-selling artists.

The Abbey Road Film Festival runs from 19 March to 3 April.

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