With all the hoopla here surrounding the new Magical Mystery Tour release, it dawned on me that the Magical Mystery Tour movie sort of trickled out in the US and never got any actual release date or wide theatrical release. Does anyone actually know where and when the movie was first shown in the US ? I saw it for the first time at the Kinetic Playground in Chicago on March 20th,1969. They ran Mystery Tour, the Cream farewell movie and Brian Auger and The Trinity played live. I talked to an old Kinetic employee on Facebook recently and he remembered that an Apple employee brought the film and left with the film to make sure it didn't disappear. Regardless of what country you are in, where and when did you first see Magical Mystery Tour? A movie theater, run on TV, or on videotape, etc. ? Did you like it ? I did and still do, just because I'm a huge fan of the Beatles in this period, but I realize that it's not a great movie, even if it influenced Spielberg.