I got word a few days ago that a local cinema would be showing Rattle and Hum for five straight days this month.
This is a theater known for cult classics and themed sing-a-longs so it didn’t surprise me they were playing it, but I was impressed it would be shown that many times (most films only have one or two nights at best).
I tried to remember the last time I saw this on the big screen, and my mind went right back to 2003, when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum showed it as part of their U2 exhibit. It had clearly been too long.
I immediately contacted some U2 friends and made plans to go for opening night (tonight). It did not disappoint.
Though we’d already seen the movie dozens of times, it remained magical on the big screen. We still tapped our feet to “Angel of Harlem” and we still got goose bumps when the wall went red for “Streets.”
If you’re in the Seattle area, I highly recommend you go see it.