Talking Heads ‘Stop Making Sense’ Concert Comes To Cinemas Thanks To A24

Stop Making Sense, the fabled Talking Heads concert from almost four decades ago is coming to theatres in 4K thanks to A24! We discovered this news thanks to A24’s YouTube Channel.

The concert has been restored and will screen in 4K on IMAX screens on September 22. Don’t worry because theatres without IMAX will get Stop Making Sense on September 29.

I would suggest getting your tickets now. After checking my local AMC, I saw several of the best seats had already been scooped up. Expect to pay close to $30 per ticket for the IMAX experience.

The concert was filmed in 1984, with Silence of the Lamb‘s Jonathan Demme in the director’s chair. Demme took what could have been a bland concert video into an experience that has been applauded over the decades.

Stop Making Sense is available on various platforms, including iTunes, if you cannot make it to the cinema. The concert’s recording is also available digitally or on a recently re-released vinyl album from Rhino Records. The 2LP album comes with a 28-page booklet.

The set list for the concert and album goes as follows:

  1. Psycho Killer
  2. Heaven
  3. Thank You for Sending Me an Angel
  4. Found a Job
  5. Slippery People
  6. Cities (Previously Unreleased)
  7. Burning Down the House
  8. Life During Wartime
  9. Making Flippy Floppy
  10. Swamp
  11. What a Day That Was
  12. This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody)
  13. Once in a Lifetime
  14. Big Business/I Zimbra (Previously Unreleased)
  15. Genius of Love
  16. Girlfriend is Better
  17. Take Me to the River
  18. Crosseyed and Painless

We’re bringing Jonathan Demme’s seminal Talking Heads doc STOP MAKING SENSE back to theaters for its 40th anniversary, newly restored in pristine 4K. Experience/re-experience the greatest concert film of all time in IMAX on September 22 and theaters everywhere on September 29.

Will you be going to the theatre for the Stop Making Sense experience? Let us know below.

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