On April 1, 1970, the movie “Woodstock” opened in Los Angeles. It’s release was …

Written by on April 1, 2018


On April 1, 1970, the movie “Woodstock” opened in Los Angeles. It’s release was not like that of other major motion pictures. It opened in different cities at different times. In most major cities, the film only played at one theater at a time, but because thousands of people were showing up to see it, it started being shown in more than one theater in a big city. It also started being shown in smaller town.

The film grossed $50 million in the United States. The budget for its production was just $600,000, making it not only the sixth highest grossing film of 1970 but one of the most profitable movies of that year as well.

Now the thing to stop and think about. Prior to this films release, very few people around the country had heard of bands like Ten Years After, Sha Na Na, Santana etc. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young ‘s first LP had just been released so people were seeing them for the first time. The film really changed the musical tone in this country.

Did the film open your eyes to new music and lifestyle when you first saw it?

Happy 48th Birthday to the film “Woodstock”!!!!




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