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The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine Docks at The Criterion

Bar Harbor—An icon of psychedelic pop culture, The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine comes to the Criterion on Saturday, July 14th and Sunday, July 15th at 7 p.m.

In April of 2018 The Beatles’ classic 1968 animated feature film was released to theaters across North America in celebration of its 50th Anniversary this July. Once upon a time….or maybe twice….there was an unearthly paradise called Pepperland, 80,000 leagues under the sea it lay, a place where beauty, happiness, and music reign supreme.

But beyond all the glorious music, Yellow Submarine is a landmark in animation, with Heinz Edelmann’s inspired art direction conjuring up a non-stop parade of wildly different styles and techniques. From the paper-doll residents of Pepperland, to the tinted photography of the soot covered roofs and smokestacks Liverpool, the menagerie of fanciful characters in the Sea of Monsters, the kaleidoscopic colour-splashed rotoscoping of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, the vertigo inducing op-art of the Sea of Holes, and the triumphant euphony of the It’s All Too Much finale, the film is simply a joy.

All tickets are $6 and are on sale now at

The 1932 Criterion Theatre is Bar Harbor’s non-profit historic performing arts and movie house. For a full schedule of live events, please visit

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