Exactly 50 years after the date of David Bowie’s final performance as Ziggy Stardust, digitally restored footage of the performance will be shown at the exact location where it happened. On July 3, 2023, London’s Eventim Apollo Hammersmith will host a screening of the 1979 concert film Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars: The Motion Picture, Now restored in 4K.
Known as the Odeon in 1973, Eventim Appolo Hammersmith will take to the red carpet to commemorate the legacy of Ziggy Stardust, welcoming a fleet of some frequent collaborators and musical successors to an onstage panel before the show.
Recovery Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars: The Motion Picture Also contains famous guitarist Jeff Beck’s performance scenes, which were cut from the original iteration. Photography by director Da Pennebaker (Monterey Pop, Bob Dylan Don’t Look Back, Depeche Mode 101), the remake — complete with 5.1 sound — stars the stars on stage with candid behind-the-scenes moments of Bowie and The Spiders from Mars, plus a guest appearance from Ringo Starr.
In addition to the Eventim Appolo screening, simultaneous screenings of the one-night-only Q&A and the movie will be shown on July 3rd in cinemas in the UK, Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and Australia. Shows will take place in Canada, Poland, Czechia, Slovakia and Hungary throughout July, while additional shows will be announced in the US, Latin America, Asia, France, Spain, Belgium and Scandinavia.
Ticket information and additional details can be found on Bowie’s website. See trailer for the restoration below.
If you can’t make it to the theater, you can watch Brett Morgen’s 2022 documentary Bowie monague daydreaming, which is now streaming on HBO Max.